Sharon Just

Professor of the Practice
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Ford Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) Building
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Prof. of the Practice Sharon Just is an environmental engineer/entrepreneur with 32+ years of broad consulting experience. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech (Civil Engineering) where she was Student Body President and was named Ms. Georgia Tech, and received her graduate degree from Stanford University (Environmental Engineering) with Distinction. After graduate school, Just worked for Senator Sam Nunn in Washington D.C., and then returned to Atlanta where she joined Engineering-Science (now Parsons) and became a registered engineer.

During her 11 years at Parsons, Prof. Just held various roles of increasing responsibility, including treatability lab coordinator, industrial waste process deputy manager, client service manager, and wastewater and air process group manager, culminating in being appointed a Parsons Associate. In 2001, she founded Just Engineering & Associates, Inc. and spent an additional 21 years consulting on industrial wastewater treatment and compliance issues in multiple states, with services ranging from treatability testing through process engineering, detailed design, construction management, start-up, and training. She has served in numerous community leadership roles, raised 3 children including one with significant special needs, and has a particular interest in ADA access.

  • industrial wastewater treatment
  • technically challenging waste streams
  • metal interferences and removal
  • treatability testing, process design, detailed design, full-scale wastewater treatment plant construction, and regulatory negotiations

M.S. Environmental Engineering and Science (with Distinction) | Stanford University | 1990

Graduate work in Technology and Science Policy | Georgia Institute of Technology | 1990

B.S. Civil Engineering (with Highest Honor) | Georgia Institute of Technology | 1989

Minor certificate in German | Georgia Institute of Technology | 1989

Distinctions & Awards

Georgia Tech Civil & Environmental Engineering, External Advisory Board (2010-2016)

GT CEE External Advisory Board Membership Chair (2011-2016)

The Computer School - P.A. Co-President & School Leadership Team Chair Designee to Manhattan District 3 Presidents' Council

Midtown Neighbors’ Association Board Member (2012; 2013)

SPARK Girl Scout Troop Founder/Co-Leader (2010-2011); Leader (2011-2013)

Georgia Tech Alumni Association, Executive Committee (2012-2013)

Springdale Park Elementary Local School Council Chair (2013-2014); Member (2012-2013)

Advocacy Director and Board Member, Atlanta Down Syndrome Association (2009-2010)

Selected for state-wide Partners in Policy Making Training Program, Atlanta Alliance on Developmental Disabilities (AADD) (2009)

Georgia Tech Alumni Association, Board of Trustees (3-year term; 1995-1998)

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