Karlin is an environmental engineer, geochemist, and geologist focused on building OHM Advisors’ Water Quality Initiative. She has extensive experience with water contaminant analysis and solution creation, including examination of contaminant reactions, evaluation of distributions and design of strategies for capture in complex systems. She has completed in-depth field work for her clients, from sampling to drilling oversight to large-scale systems testing on significant utility infrastructures.
Karlin leads the firm’s Water Quality Initiative, which couples tools capable of continuously monitoring water quality in real-time with internet communication and on-line data analytics platforms and models. Her team explores rapidly evolving monitoring tools, evaluates their potential and limitations and develops strategic implementations. They use tools that track water quality degradation to its source, document the influence of rain events as they happen, and create spatial maps that visually communicate water quality. Karlin and her team’s work empowers communities to prioritize infrastructure upgrades and focus on those that return the highest water quality improvements for their investment.
A subject matter expert, Karlin holds a PhD in environmental engineering from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in geology from The Ohio State University.