Jennifer S. Lasseter

  • Texas Professional Engineer License #104694
  • University of Texas at Austin • M.S. Chemical Engineering • August 2005 3.89/4.0
  • Kansas State University • B.S. Chemical Engineering • December 2000 3.91/4.0


May 2012 – present

Consultant dba Mind in North Austin

  • Project lead for Pollution Prevention (P2) Workshop follow-up and technical assistance process as contract Research Engineer for UT-Arlington’s Zero Waste Network.

  • Performed energy/resource/cost conservation calculations for EPA grant reporting.

  • Drafted and coordinated approval of P2 Success Stories for online publication.

  • Successfully completed EMS (ISO 14001) Lead Auditor training course (LRQA 5-day).

  • sustainability and energy blog posts including videos.

  • green business profile blog posts: IKEA, Circular Energy, Balcones Resources, Texas Disposal Systems (TDS) and Greenling.

  • blog posts: “How to make sustainability ideas stick” and “Growing green businesses in Austin


September 2011 – January 2012

Environmental Scientist, Hill Country Environmental, Inc.

  • Prepared state air permit applications for sites in Texas, Arkansas, and Colorado.

  • Clients included petroleum industry, bulk chemical distribution, coal strip mining and electronics R&D.


August 2006 – September 2011

Pollution Prevention Specialist, TCEQ

  • Assisted industry in reducing hazardous waste and Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) chemicals in all media.

  • Project lead and instructor for annual series of Pollution Prevention Workshop events.

  • Analyzed and tracked trends in annual reductions of hazardous waste and TRI chemicals by industry sector.

  • Conducted final review and approval of waste reduction success stories published at

  • Project lead and primary content editor for significant revisions to program guidance manual.

  • Developed and conducted rule exemption requests review and renewal processes.


October 2005 – July 2006

Permit Review Engineering Specialist, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

  • Evaluated NSR permit applications for Coatings Sources including fiberglass, metal finishing/fabricating, military maintenance, medical diagnostic laboratory and cabinetry manufacturing.

  • Provided technical assistance to applicants to resolve permit application deficiencies.


September 2002 – May 2005

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Texas at Austin

  • Researched air quality issues in the Houston-Galveston area by modifying reaction equations for computer simulations of particulate matter formation under David Allen.


April 2001 – July 2002

Air Permit Review Engineering Specialist, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality


May 2000 – August 2000

Pollution Prevention Industry Consulting Intern, University of Nebraska-Lincoln