Meet Four Remarkable New Epsilon Staff
December 7th, 2022
Epsilon is deeply grateful for the community of scientists, planners, engineers and support staff who make up our firm. We strive to find emerging leaders in their respective fields and support their professional development through varied, challenging, and rewarding project assignments across the region.
We're happy to introduce four new members of our growing team, each with unique and notable backgrounds: James Bailey, Gabrielle D'Arcangelo, Christina Lyons, and Justin Wilson.
James Bailey is a Project Scientist for the Coastal and Marine group at Epsilon. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island, where he studied the relationship between shellfishermen and local regulatory bodies and assessed fragile coral reef ecosystems in Mexico. James’ experience, including working as a Permitting and Outreach Intern with Vineyard Wind, supports his interests in the emerging field of offshore wind. James also served as a Document Control Manager at Linxon, the company constructing the onshore electrical substation and transmission line that will bring energy from the wind farm to the electrical grid of Massachusetts.
With a lifelong passion for coastal sciences, James is continuing his work with Vineyard Wind through Epsilon and is involved with numerous other coastal projects, including a coastal dune delineation in Gloucester and a dock construction project for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.
Gabrielle D’Arcangelo is a Staff Engineer for Epsilon’s Air Quality group. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Princeton University and her Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Cornell University. At Cornell, Gabrielle was a Graduate Team Member for Carbon Neutral Cornell. In this position, she assessed campus energy needs for the university in connection to carbon neutrality goals, regulatory and permitting requirements in the state of New York, budgetary restraints, and associated social impacts. In her undergraduate studies, she worked closely with the Princeton High Meadows biodigester staff studying compost quality as it relates to biowaste through DNA and RNA analysis of microbial samples and gas emissions trends over time. In that time, she also served as a research intern at Black Sheep Foods, with a research emphasis on sustainability goals for the company, and investigated and compared water quality testing methods for use in suburban Kenya for Wellpower, a startup focused on clean water delivery.
Gabrielle has diverse skillsets, ranging from water resource modeling, GIS, climate data modeling and analysis to experimental chemistry methods. At Epsilon, she focuses on regulatory permitting and compliance support of complex projects.
Christina Lyons is a Project Planner for Epsilon’s Planning group. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a focus in Soils and Watershed Management and a Master of Science in Natural Resources from the University of New Hampshire. Following graduation, Christina served as a Youth Recreation Inspector for New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Drinking Water and Groundwater Bureau. In this position, she conducted food, water, and safety inspections for summer camps throughout the state. After going on to complete her graduate studies, Christina was contracted as an Environmental Analyst at the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Unit. She was responsible for tracking GHG, land alteration, climate, and environmental justice data, and working with consultants, regulatory agencies, and members of the public to monitor and manage communications about projects under MEPA review.
Through her research and laboratory experience, Christina has gained technical skills in laboratory analysis of soil and water, and developed standard operating procedures, among other skills. At Epsilon, Christina provides support to the development of lab, office, and warehouse developments as well as environmental justice analysis.
Justin Wilson is a Project Scientist for the Coastal and Marine group at Epsilon. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Wilberforce University and a Master of Science in Marine-Estuarine Environmental Sciences at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Justin’s educational background led to his position as a Protected Species Observer, working at sea with fishing industry stakeholders. He also served as a Species Gear Specialist for the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, which placed him on the front lines balancing the complex relationship between the needs of local fishermen and conservation efforts for protected species, including the endangered right whale. He designed, actively tested (both in-lab and in the field) and distributed new fishing gear and gear modifications which prevents endangered animals from becoming entangled, thus avoiding injuries and fatalities.
Justin has used his theoretical and practical knowledge in the field for varied community outreach, engagement, and educational efforts, and knows how to effectively collaborate with diverse groups of stakeholders. He is currently working on the Martha’s Vineyard Reliability 91 Cable Replacement projects, as well as the Fort Warren Preservation project.