- MEM Primary Concentration: Environment Concentration: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Health (EEH)
- MEM Secondary Concentration: Management Concentration: Environmental Economics and Policy (EEP)
- Expected Graduation Date: May 2025
What is your previous work experience?
In the three years since graduating from Northeastern University I have worked at Moderna as an Analytical Chemist. I worked in the lab testing vaccine candidates for stability as they moved into clinical trials. Prior to that, I interned for the US Justice Department working in environmental law, I researched plastic pollution at Northeastern, and I researched ocean geochemistry at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Why did you choose the Nicholas School?
I chose the Nicholas School because of the program’s interdisciplinary nature. I am interested in studying both environmental toxicology and environmental policy, and through the environment and management concentrations I can study both fields in depth. This will give me the resources to become a dynamic environmental professional upon graduation from the Nicholas School.
What are you looking forward to as an incoming Nicholas School student?
I am really excited to delve into the environmental field by expanding from my background in chemistry. I hope to learn from the diverse experiences of my classmates and to share what I have learned while working as a chemist. I am excited to meet the community at the Nicholas School and to work together to create innovative solutions to environmental issues.
Do you have any areas of interest or special focus you will undertake during your time at the Nicholas School?
I am interested in pollution regulation and remediation work. I hope to get involved in research related to environmental pollutants in our water systems and to learn more about our waste systems and the policy surrounding them. I am especially interested in bridging the gap between scientific research and environmental policy in the field of chemical pollution regulation.
What are your current career aspirations?
After graduating I plan to go into a governmental or consulting role related to pollution policy. I hope to be working in a space where I can apply my scientific skills to create innovative pollution prevention and remediation policies in the US or internationally.