Sandy has always excelled in math; she initially developed an interest in it for its role in problem solving and strategy. As she began her career, Sandy found that civil engineering and planning shared the same solution-based focus on actively preventing the long-term issues that affect our communities and the environment.
After serving in a variety of roles at Nitsch Engineering, Sandy is now Vice President and Director of Planning, boasting over 34 years of expertise in the planning and design of sustainable sites. Her efforts for various private owners and state agencies in preparing strategic site plans and reports have given her a strong background in land use planning to meet local zoning and planning regulations.
Outside of Nitsch
When she is not working, Sandy loves to spend her time outdoors. Through a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, walking, and biking, she tries to get outside and enjoy nature whenever the opportunity arises. Sandy also enjoys CrossFit, staying active in her community, and making and renovating furniture. She is proud to have spent two years designing and constructing rural water supplies in Malawi, Africa for the Peace Corps.
- B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell
- American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) Odyssey Leadership Program
Current Professional Societies
- U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Massachusetts Chapter: Board of Directors and Waterbuild Advisory Committee Member
- Grafton Conservation Commission: Co-Chair
- Grafton Community Preservation Commission: Member
- Massachusetts Conservation Commissioners Association: Director
- Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP): Stormwater Advisor’s Group