Wendy Terlizzi possesses over 23 years of experience in the environmental and water quality fields. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife, Fisheries and Conservation Biology, emphasis in Fisheries Biology from the University of California at Davis in 1998.
Following college, Wendy worked for the California Department of Water Resources and the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board before moving to Arizona where she worked for a small consulting company conducting biological surveys and water quality analyses.
Wendy spent 11 years with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) where she started the Agency’s first Water Quality Program. During her tenue at ADOT, Wendy promoted up to the position of Environmental Programs Manager overseeing all statewide technical areas including Air and Noise; Roadside Resources and Biology; Hazardous Materials; Water Resources; and Standards, Implementation, and Training.
In 2017, Wendy joined the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) as a Senior Environmental Planner, but by March 2018, she was promoted to the Environmental Services Manager. Wendy and her team oversee the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for highway construction projects as well as requirements for the Agency’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permits.
Wendy is a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committee on Hydrology, Hydraulics, and Stormwater (ADK50) which is concerned with hydrology, hydraulics and stormwater as they pertain to transportation systems. She is also a member of TRB Standing Committee on Environmental Analysis and Ecology (AEP70) which focuses on the integration of environmentally- and ecologically-sound principles in applied research, education, practice and policy associated with all modes of surface-based transportation.
Wendy earned the distinction as a Certified Professional in Municipal Stormwater Management (CPMSM) in 2013 when the program was first launched as the CMS4S.