our company

Core Values

Here’s how we work together.

We do what we say we’re going to do.

We work together collaboratively.

We talk out problems.

We are curious about ideas.

We provide tools to succeed.

Who We Are

Impact Sciences is a leading environmental firm based in Los Angeles, with a satellite office in Oakland. We are a 100 percent woman owned small business with the mission to improve the daily lives of Californians. With an emphasis in the sectors of mobility, education, and housing, we understand that the projects we work on have broad reach and impact on their communities. We see our clients as our partners and we work together to navigate the environmental and planning processes by providing practical solutions, sound technical advice and legally defensible documents. We specialize in all facets of environmental planning and our technical experts offer personalized service and high-level strategic guidance on even the most complicated environmental planning issues.

Impact Sciences is a firm designed around the professional development of our staff. Impact Sciences’ foundation is focused on fostering diversity, creativity, ingenuity, innovation, team collaboration and an entrepreneurial spirit. We actively promote diversity and inclusivity within our workplace and through our actions.

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Firm History

Impact Sciences was founded in 1988 and became a woman owned company in 2015. With a long history preparing environmental compliance documents in Northern and Southern California, we renewed our focus on our core services and core values as a way to move the company forward.

With an emphasis on projects in the mobility, education, and housing sectors we continued to build a team of planners and technical specialists. Our commitment to our core values has attracted top professionals to the firm and our emphasis on professional development has allowed us to continually improve and retain key staff.

We have continued to grow our technical services capabilities with expanded technical offerings in the areas of air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, noise, and environmental justice.

As a small firm, Impact Sciences is selective in the work we pursue to ensure we always provide the highest quality products to our clients.

Meet Our Leaders

Jessica Kirchner

John Anderson

Martha Lira

Brett Pomeroy

Lynn Kaufman

Kara Yates Hines