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Environmental consultant

I’m an environmental consultant because…

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“I’m involved in high profile projects that allow me to develop and interact with different sectors and disciplines. I’m currently involved in Phase 1 of the High Speed 2 railway, managing the environmental impact assessment for the Euston section.

No day is the same! I work across all environmental disciplines as well as having an understanding of engineering, law and other sectors. I don’t use the phone, but have a work mobile so I can be contacted by email or text, as well as using online chat.

I’m profoundly deaf and attended a mainstream school, with support from Teachers of the Deaf. The headteacher at my secondary school was very supportive and encouraged me to aim high. Since then, university and employment haven’t been an issue and I make sure I’m proactive and open about my deafness.

I’ve travelled to South America and South East Asia, and have been involved in volunteering in the UK and in India. I also received two excellence awards from my current employer.”

Tara Sethi