Student and Alumni Profiles

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Brianna Willis

Alumni Profile

MPH, One Health (ONE)

With help from mentors, a recent DEOHS alum created a customized educational experience

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Abhyjot Pandher

Current student profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

DEOHS environmental health major responds to workers' concerns about COVID-19 and more while interning with Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

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Claire Schollaert

Current student profile

PhD, Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY)

DEOHS researchers investigate the combined health effects of wildfire smoke and heat on Washington’s agricultural workforce and test strategies to protect workers and crops

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Tyler Nicholas

Alumni Profile

PhD, Environmental Toxicology (Tox)

For this DEOHS alum, a PhD in toxicology brought a public health lens and lifelong friends

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Natalie Peterson

Current student profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

DEOHS environmental health major takes on the COVID-19 crisis and more while interning with the Indian Health Service

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Sean Gombart

Current student profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

DEOHS environmental health major gets down in the dirt for public health

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Alexandria Vingino

Current student profile

MPH, One Health (ONE)

MPH student Alexandria Vingino and collaborators find antibiotic-resistant E. coli in the waste of some marine mammals around Puget Sound

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Madeline Benoit

Current student profile

MPH, One Health (ONE)

A DEOHS graduate student connects with a recent alumna to identify risks to pork industry workers and how to prevent them

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Allen Chan

Current student profile

MS, Occupational Hygiene (OH)

Allen Chan's thesis research focuses on how grocery stores are keeping employees and customers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Bruk Molla

Current student profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Bruk Molla is gaining the skills he'll need to address occupational and environmental hazards in marginalized communities, particularly for immigrants and their families.

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Michael Cashman

Current student profile

MPH, Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM)

Michael Cashman is pursuing an MPH in Occupational and Environmental Medicine so he can work on a population-based scale and maximize his impact.

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Kaitlyn Kelly

Current student profile

MPH, Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH)

2020 Outstanding Master’s student Kaitlyn Kelly credits her mentors with helping launch her career in environmental health

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Rebekah Petroff

Student Profile

PhD, Environmental Toxicology (Tox)

Outstanding PhD student Rebekah Petroff is exploring the subtle effects of a harmful shellfish toxin

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Alexa Yadama

Current student profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

This scholar and ultimate frisbee star is using science to protect people’s health

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Sumaya Aden

Current student profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

DEOHS student Sumaya Aden honored as Husky 100 winner for her community service and commitment to health equity

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Tyler Gerken, a DEOHS graduate student, holding water sampling bottles in the middle of a field of tall grass.

Tyler Gerken

Current student profile

MS, Environmental Health (EH)

UW DEOHS student Tyler Gerken, School of Public Health master’s fellowship winner, traces infectious bacteria in Hawai’i’s waters

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Kaitlyn Kelly

Current student profile

MPH, Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH)

Grit and teamwork: A DEOHS master’s student describes her experience on the state’s COVID-19 response team

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Hannah Echt

Current student profile

MS, Occupational Hygiene (OH)

DEOHS master’s student helps coffee workers breathe easier

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Tyler Gerken

Current student profile

MS, Environmental Health (EH)

Tyler Gerken, a DEOHS graduate student in environmental health, has been awarded one of six 2019-2020 master's fellowships from the UW School of Pu

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Annie Doubleday

Alumni Profile

MPH, Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH)

New UW study finds increase in risk of dying in the days after exposure to wildfire smoke

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Marissa VanRy

Student Profile

MPH, Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH)

Research on the health benefits of solar panels creates new opportunities for DEOHS student Marissa VanRy

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Marissa VanRy

Current student profile

MPH, Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH)

Marissa VanRy is researching the potential benefits of California's new law requiring that all new homes have solar panels starting in 2020.

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Rachel Shaffer

Student Profile

PhD, Environmental Toxicology (Tox)

From air pollution to toxic chemicals in our food systems, DEOHS doctoral student Rachel Shaffer is translating her research into better health

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Joe Dempsey

Current student profile

PhD, Environmental Toxicology (Tox)

Joe Dempsey studies the relationship between the gut microbiome, the liver, and toxic chemicals.

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