George Lozefski was most recently an Environmental Consultant working on soil and ground water remediation projects on Brownfields and Superfund sites in the NYC tri-state area. As a dedicated educator and teacher, he has been teaching geoscience courses for over 10 years at Brooklyn College and teaches soil science at the New York Botanical Garden. Lozefski has been with the NYC Urban Soils Institute since January 2016. He works as lab manager and research assistant, assisting in sampling, lab procedures and protocol, and maintaining a clean and safe environment for fellow researchers. He also conducts soil science and testing workshops and provides training in soil quality test evaluations for academic and community settings at local community gardens or centers. His focus is to promote the mission of the institute by providing feedback, suggestions, and resources for optimizing soil health and garden vegetation in the urban environment. As part of his efforts to foster sustainability and resiliency in urban ecology, he conducts research in green infrastructure including storm water capture, soil structure, infiltration, water and soil quality, and biogeochemistry in bioswales and green roofs.