Current Position: 
Staff Toxicologist, Arcadis, Greater Boston Area
Research Interest/Focus: 
  • Method development and validation for a modified QuEChERS procedure for the analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in various biomatrices
  • GC-MS for the identification and quantitation of Parent and substituted polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
  • Chemical mixture mutagenicity assessment with Ames and comet assays
  • LC-MS/MS and SPE method development for analysis of small polar compounds in metabolic samples
  • In vitro methods for determining xenobiotic metabolic stability
  • Pharmacokinetic modeling of xenobiotics in vivo
  • Animal handler occupational health and safety training

Ph.D. Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University - Currently

Certificate in Communications, Cabrillo College Aptos, CA - 2008

B.S., Chemistry with an environmental concentration, UC Santa Cruz - 2007


Relevant Work History:

California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) - Flegal research group internship - UC Santa Cruz - 2007

Field Research Assistant - Regional Monitoring Program - San Francisco, CA - 2007

UC Santa Cruz Environmental Health & Safety internship - Santa Cruz, CA - 2007

Undergraduate research assistant in synthetic organic chemistry - Lokey research group - Santa Cruz, CA - 2006