When someone has equal facility in both the project of science and the science of projects, she becomes invaluable to places like the Department of Energy and Fermilab.
As a physical scientist for the DOE Fermi Site Office, Sally Arnold is one such individual, having served for 22-and-a-half years in oversight and review in the areas of environment and safety for Fermilab. Now Arnold is retiring. Her last day is May 31.
“Sally has been an integral part of the FSO team for nearly 23 years, so she will be greatly missed,” said Fermi Site Office Deputy Manager Mark Bollinger. “On the other hand, we all know that Sally will do great things in her next career, so we can be very happy for her.”
Before coming to work for the Fermi Site Office, Arnold worked for the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Enforcement and the DOE Western Area Power Administration. When she started at FSO, she was handling regulatory compliance for hazardous waste management and groundwater and environmental monitoring. Her responsibilites gradually expanded, and she eventually accepted a facility representative position. There, she was responsible for operational safety oversight, primarily in the Facilities Engineering Services Section and the Technical Division, but also for oversight labwide.
“I’m grateful to associate with such a talented workforce,” Arnold said.
She also noted that, for her, life at the laboratory wasn’t just about science and safety, noting its rich cultural offerings.
“I have really enjoyed the Fermilab Arts Series and appreciate the time and effort lab employees and volunteers commit to this excellent cultural resource,” she said.
Wish Arnold well at a reception on Thursday, May 25, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on the second-floor crossover in Wilson Hall.