Ms. Fernandez has over 18 years of diverse professional experience primarily in the biotechnology industry, local government and consulting. In addition to providing technical support in the areas of chemical hygiene, biosafety, laboratory safety, hazardous materials and waste, hazard identification and risk assessment, ergonomics, and laboratory design, Ms. Fernandez is an adept project manager. Notable projects that Ms. Fernandez has managed include the construction and commissioning of a potent compound suite designed for safe handling of highly potent active pharmaceutical ingredients (HPAPIs), dozens of laboratory tenant improvement and new construction projects, and various projects for clients that require on-going environmental health and safety (EHS) support across multiple sites.
Ms. Fernandez is a former underground storage tank (UST), hazardous waste, and food and housing inspector with the County of San Diego Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) and EHS manager in the biotechnology industry. Ms. Fernandez is well versed in California Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) and CUPA requirements and regulations.
Ms. Fernandez’s role at CEA is to lead the southern California business development and expansion efforts and head the San Diego office. Ms. Fernandez is also available to work directly with clients to develop effective and creative solutions to address EHS challenges. Ms. Fernandez is committed to CEA’s goal of delivering high-quality professional service.
B.S. in Biochemistry with a minor in Political Science, University of California Los Angeles
M.A. in Chemistry, San Diego State University