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David Shafer

Director, Office of Business Operations


David Shafer joined the Office of Legacy Management in 2011 and has served as both the UMTRCA/Nevada Offsites Environmental Team Lead and the Acting Director of the Office of Site Operations prior to his current position. David worked previously for DOE from 1989 to 1998, primarily for the Office of Environmental Management at DOE Headquarters, working with environmental restoration projects managed out of the DOE offices in Las Vegas. From 1998 to 2011, he was a research professor at Desert Research Institute, the nonprofit environmental research arm of the Nevada System of Higher Education, where he did research for federal agencies including DOE, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Forest Service, and the National Science Foundation, as well as conducting work in China and Australia. He earned his doctorate degree in Quaternary Sciences at the University of Arizona in 1989.