Geode Environmental, a certified DBE, is an environmental and urban planning firm based in California’s Eastern Sierra region. Geode is positioned at the nexus of science and policy with intimate knowledge of regional geography, biological species, and cultural history. Our integrative team of specialists offers clients comprehensive research and contemporary regulatory solutions.
Geode Environmental’s diverse, cross-disciplinary consulting team brings over 25 years of project experience under the guidance of industry leaders. Our team consists of:
- Cultural resource managers (CRM)
- Data analysts
- Energy specialists
- Environmental engineers
- Environmental planners
- Policy analysts
- Public administrators
- Urban planners
Essra Mostafavi, Founder and CEO
Essra’s 14-year career as an environmental and urban planner has cultivated interdisciplinary tools necessary for strategic policy analysis and sustainability planning. For the last eight years, she has worked on high-profile transportation projects of state, federal, and international significance: managing policy sufficiency reviews for the Palmdale to Burbank Section of the HSR and managing the environmental reviews and consultant teams on the $1.8 billion I-10 Corridor Project and the $425 million I-15 Corridor Project, both in the consulting sector and as a Caltrans environmental planner. Prior to transportation environmental planning, she served as Acting Country Director for the US Agency for International Development on sustainable development projects, honing her skills in sustainability planning. Essra’s public and private experience enables her to navigate policy and environmental regulations with ease.
Amer Barghouth, Advisory Board Chair
Amer has over 12 years of multidisciplinary experience in developing and evaluating environmental sustainability projects, focused on sustainable energy and resource management. His also has experience integrating cross-cutting themes such as climate change into program design and implementation. Amer’s skills and expertise include managing relationships with key stakeholders and clients; conducting feasibility studies; monitoring, reporting and evaluating project performance; and overseeing quality assurance and control.
Rebecca Walters, East Coast Director
Rebecca has a multidisciplinary background in development and environmental sustainability. Working for nonprofits and international organizations for over 12 years, she has built and led cross-disciplinary teams to foster innovation and solve complex problems. Rebecca’s current work focuses on designing new programs to promote resilient development and sustainable energy.
Statement of Qualifications
Learn more about our client services and project experience by viewing Geode Environmental’s Statement of Qualifications.