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Carey Fernandes is a Principal and Practice Director of the CEQA/NEPA practice at Dudek with more than 27 years’ professional planning-related experience specializing in the planning, environmental, and development industries. Her diverse background of education and experience includes permit processing with local jurisdictions, coordination with public agency staff, preparation of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents, project management, due diligence, and feasibility analysis. Through this experience, she has developed a broad understanding of policy, planning, and environmental issues. Prior to Dudek, Carey was a principal at Mooney/Jones and Stokes. She started her career working in the real estate development industry performing due diligence for land acquisition, land use entitlements and off site purchasing.
Representative clients: Shopoff Realty, San Diego Unified Port District, Chula Vista Marina, New Urban West, Seaworld, City of San Diego, San Marcos Unified School District,
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Carey got her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from UC Santa Barbara in 1993 and Masters of Public Administration from San Diego State University in 1998. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and Lambda Alpha International. She also regular volunteers on boards and committees in the American Planning Association, Association of Environmental Professionals and the Urban Land Institute. She is currently serves on the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee of the ULI San Diego/Tijuana organization.
She lives in North County San Diego with her husband, an education attorney and teen son and daughter. She is excited to watch her son play baseball at UCLA after graduation. You can find her most mornings at Orange Theory Fitness. Carey and her family are avid travelers and plan to hit her final continent in 2021.
“Issues don’t only pop up during business hours. Clients need us when they need us, so I create a trusting relationship whereby they know that I am available 24/7/365, and that they are valued and taken care of.
By providing timely and responsive communication, and committing to problem resolution, we’ll work together to find solutions to complex needs or everyday project-related questions.”