Student and Alumni Profiles

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Suzy An

Current student profile

MS, Environmental Toxicology (Tox)

Suzy An's undergraduate degree in pathology and a love of crime shows led her to pursue a graduate degree in environmental toxicology.

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Suhani Patel

Current student profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Suhani Patel's varied experiences as an undergraduate Environmental Health major have helped her build valuable research and practice skills.

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On the job | Scyler Li

Student Profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Promoting safe laboratory practices at the UW

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Vy Tran

Alumni Profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Vy Tran, '16, was driven to study environmental health after seeing how work in a tofu factory took a toll on her mother's mental and physical health. Today she's making an impact as an occupational health worker.

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Sara Mar

Alumni Profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Sara Mar graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Health in 2017 and now works as a CDC’s Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) Fellow.

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Anisa Ghadrshenas

Alumni Profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Anisa Ghadrshenas, 2008 BS Environmental Health graduate, uses the analytical foundation from her coursework to develop policies with the World Health Organization.

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On the job | Suhani Patel

Student Profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Protecting community health through pool inspections and mosquito control

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Heather Fowler

Alumni Profile

PhD, Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH)

Dr. Heather Fowler earned her Ph.D. in 2017 and now works as the director, producer, and public health expert at the National Pork Board in Des Moines, Iowa, where she guides studies on the health and safety of people involved in pork production, while focusing on food safety and diseases that can spread from pigs to humans.

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Ali Everhart

Alumni Profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Ali Everhart uses the knowledge and experience she gained as an Environmental Health major to provide environmental and public health services to fifteen tribes throughout southwest Alaska.

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On the job | Zakary Reimann

Student Profile

MS, Applied Occupational Hygiene (App OH)

Using video technology to document chemical exposures

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On the job | Jennifer Kim

Student Profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Protecting worker health and safety through workplace inspections

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On the job | Mariah Dittmore

Student Profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Enjoying the fast pace at a global engineering and design company

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On the job | Hannah Echt

Student Profile

MS, Occupational Hygiene (OH)

Promoting safe workplaces and making professional connections

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On the job | Jenny Pak

Student Profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Serving the health needs of the Navajo Nation

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On the job | Angela Zhu

Student Profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Getting hands-on at local businesses and asking questions in the field

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On the job | Juliet Lopez

Student Profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Navigating dirty restaurants and wide open spaces as a DEOHS summer intern

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Tamia Boyer

Alumni Profile

MS, Industrial Hygiene & Safety (IH&S) - No longer offered

After earning her MS in Industrial Hygiene and Safety in 1997, Tamia Boyer went on to become an ORISE Fellow and now provides consultation and training as a Senior Safety Consultant with the National Safety Council.

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Chensheng (Alex) Lu

Alumni Profile

PhD, Industrial Hygiene & Safety (IH&S) - No longer offered

Chensheng (Alex) Lu, who earned his PhD in 1996, is researching pesticides to look into the trans-generational effects in honeybees, mammals, and humans.

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Kazu Okumura

Alumni Profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Kazu Okumura earned a BS in Environmental Health and now serves as an Environmental Health Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps.

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Will Bond

Alumni Profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

After completing a summer internship with Amazon as an undergraduate, Will Bond graduated and was eventually promoted to Amazon's Global Road Safety Program Manager.

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Wafa Tafesh

Alumni Profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Wafa Tafesh uses the knowledge she gained from her BS in Environmental Health to support her work as a Water Quality Scientist for King County.

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Julie Tu

Alumni Profile

MS, Environmental Health (EH)

Julie Tu earned a BS in Environmental Health in 2015 and now works as a Senior Consultant at Ramboll, a large global consulting group.

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Tyler Nicholas

Current student profile

PhD, Environmental Toxicology (Tox)

Tyler Nicholas research focuses on creating "organ-mimicking" cell cultures to better understand the relationship between silver nanoparticles and airway inflammation.

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Esther Min

Current student profile

PhD, Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY)

Esther Min's passion for environmental justice began when working on a water justice curriculum for a statewide coalition as an MPH student.

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