Jacob Joins HEI


Donna Jacob Joins HEI

Houston Engineering, Inc. (HEI) is proud to announce that Donna Jacob has transitioned to full time status as a scientist, joining our talented team of environmentalists.

Donna joined HEI serving out of the Fargo office in the summer of 2014 to assist with wetland delineation fieldwork and reports, but quickly picked up a variety of additional tasks. Her move to full-time will expand the environmental team and help HEI achieve growth in aspects of environmental work including biological surveys, wetland restoration, NEPA document preparation, and other environmental services. 

A Little About Donna

Donna grew up in Chicago, IL, and earned her BS degree in environmental biology from Beloit College and her MS and PhD degrees in botany from University College Dublin, Ireland. Since 2006, she has worked at NDSU as co-director of the Wet Ecosystem Research Group and was recently promoted to research associate professor. She has 20 years of experience working on botany, paleobotany, wetland ecology and biogeochemistry, and phytoremediation. 

Fun Facts

  • Hobbies: botanizing, world travel, and science
  • Fun Fact: traveled in 25 countries and counting
  • Favorite Food: any kind of smelly cheese and Belgian beer
  • Favorite Concert: a small venue in Dublin to see the Human League in 2002