Year at UW: Second
About me: Hi there! I am a sophomore here at UW and currently neck deep in my major courses for Environmental Health and completing prerequisites for Microbiology. There is always a lot of confusion about the distinctions between Environmental Science and Environmental Health so I'm just going to clear that up right off the bat. My major studies the impacts of environmental factors on human health and involves courses in environmental health policy, environmental sampling and analysis, microbiology, epidemiology, toxicology and risk assessment. It is amazing and the entire department is fantastic. I can say that because I also work for the department in a nanotoxicology lab at the Roosevelt UW Medical Center and fell in love with my job as soon as I started over a year ago. Outside of academics, I love hiking, cooking, watching movies, singing, and playing practical jokes. I also adore spiders and insects because they are amazing little creatures with unfairly bad PR so I am the resident bug-situation-handler among my friends.
General area(s) of study: Natural Sciences
Current or intended majors: Environmental Health and Microbiology
Current or intended minors: (none)
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Research: Cadmium and silver nanotoxicity, diesel exhaust impacts on health, carbon nanotube toxicity, diabetes, glutathione (an antioxidant) metabolism and oxidative stress.
Campus Jobs: Networking, lab jobs, Department of Environmental Health, Public Health