Dogwood Drip

Christina Lau

Project Manager/Senior Analyst

Ms. Lau joined TRA in 2005 and has over ten years experience writing and reviewing various types of CEQA and NEPA environmental documents. She has managed and written several CEQA and NEPA projects, ranging from categorical exemptions to EIS/EIRs, including managing the subconsultants that brought expertise to each project.

At TRA, she has been a lead author or major contributor to a variety of public facility projects involving parks and recreation, water reclamation, and natural resources. Ms. Lau also has previous experience in the preparation of joint NEPA/CEQA documents for transportation projects while working as an environmental planner for Caltrans.


Project manager for the California Water Tank and Pump Station IS/MND in Redwood City. Prepared a number of the impact analysis sections, prepared CEQA notices, and attended meetings.

Project manager for the Guadalupe Landfill Gas Plant Relocation IS/MND. Daily management of the project, prepared a number of sections of impact analysis, coordinated with engineers and City staff.

Project Manager for the Neary Tank Utilization Project IS/MND. Project involved the installation of 7200 feet of new or upgraded water mains and water tank improvements (seismic foundation upgrades and roof tank painting) in the Town of Los Altos Hills. Coordinated closely with the engineering firm to develop mitigation measures that would result in the avoidance of a known cultural resource site with human remains. Prepared CEQA document, all CEQA notices, managed the cultural resource subconsultant, and managed budget and schedule.

Assisted with the Agriculture and Land Use chapters for the Montezuma II Wind Energy EIR (2011) and the Agriculture, Geology, and Transportation chapters for the Shiloh IV Wind Energy EIR (2012). The projects involved construction of wind turbines and associated facilities on 2500 acres in southern Solano County.

Assisting with projects for California State Parks Off-highway Motor Vehicle Division including a Dust Control EIR for the Oceano Dunes District in San Luis Obispo County, IS/MNDs for grant funded projects, and the review of numerous OHV grant applications for compliance with CEQA (current).

Assisted with management of the IS/MND for the installation of potable water pipelines to support the new Caltrans Devil’s Slide tunnels for the City of Pacifica (2009).

Managed the preparation of an IS/MND of a sewer installation and replacement within the City of Half Moon Bay and oversaw implementation of the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan (MMRP).

Managed or assisted with the preparation of numerous school projects including two new charter schools, an adult school, school bus yards, and two stadium lighting projects in San Jose, Redwood City, Menlo Park and East Palo Alto (2006-2012).

Project manager for the Stevens Creek Corridor Phase 2 IS/MND (2011) and major contributor to Stevens Creek Corridor Master Plan IS/MND (2006).

Major contributor for an 11-acre subdivision IS/MND in Portola Valley (2011) and a 13-acre subdivision in unincorporated San Mateo County near Redwood City (2011).

Project manager for an IS/MND for a jet fuel pipeline serving San Jose International Airport (2009).

Assisted with permitting and mitigation implementation for the Barron Park Elementary School Storm Drain Reconstruction IS/MND.

Principal Author of IS/NDs for California State Parks in San Luis Obispo County including the New Visitor Center and Vehicle Storage Facility at Pismo State Beach (April 2009), a recurring special event program at Oceano Dunes State Vehicle Recreation Area (SVRA)(August 2008), and the Oceano Dunes SVRA Fence Replacement Project (2006).

Major contributor to North Coast County Water District’s Water Recycling Storage Tank Project IS/MND (2007).

Major contributor to Sanborn County Park Trails Master Plan IS/MND (2007).

Previous experience at Caltrans as principal author for the IS/EA, ND/FONSI for the I-238 Widening Project (2004). This 80 million dollar project widened I-238 between I-580 and I-880 in San Leandro from four to six lanes. Provided review and oversight of several consultant written documents including the I-880/Mission Boulevard Interchange Reconstruction and I-880 Widening IS/EA, ND/ FONSI and the Isabel Avenue Construction IS/EA on I-580.

Educational Background

University of the Pacific, California
Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Studies and Economics, Biology Minor

California State University, San Jose
Graduate study in Environmental Studies