My current research uses high-resolution mass spectrometry as a tool to characterize chemical contaminants in natural and human-made aqueous systems, including irrigation canals, rivers, and drinking water. Chemical information, combined with in silico and in vitro toxicological approaches is used to evaluate potential toxic effects and to prioritize chemicals for further monitoring and regulation based on their risk for ecosystems health and affected human populations.
I like being able to work with community organizations.
I hope my research helps to inform regulation, remediation and make communities more comfortable.
It is important to me to ask and solve challenging questions and use that skill to help others.
Government or Research
I enjoy being outside in most forms but prefer to be in a boat or on a rock.