Student and Alumni Profiles

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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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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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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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Erica Grant

Alumni Profile

MPH, One Health (ONE)

Recent DEOHS graduate finds there’s no substitute for “getting your boots dirty” through experiences in the field

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Xiaoqiong "Christy" Huang

Alumni Profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Xiaoqiong "Christy" Huang graduated from the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health's undergraduate program in 2012. She now works as a Health and Enivronmental Investigator for Seattle and King County Public Health. Huang loves the opportunity to educate food workers, restaurant operators and the general public about the significance of food safety, thereby protecting people from foodborne illnesses.

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Robert Duff

Alumni Profile

MS, Environmental Toxicology (Tox)

Robert Duff knows that certain environmental health issues can be contentious, especially with so many different stakeholders involved. He is currently a senior policy advisor to Governor Jay Inslee on natural resource and environmental issues.

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Vivian Yu

Alumni Profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Vivian Yu graduated from the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health's undergraduate program in 2011 and earned her M.D. at Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2017.

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Barbara Morrissey

Alumni Profile

MS, Environmental Toxicology (Tox)

Barbara Fitzgerald Morrissey’s first job after graduate school took her to Olympia to investigate pesticide-related illnesses for the Washington State Department of Health. Two decades later, she is still there, helping translate science into policy.

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Joseph Coble

Alumni Profile

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

Joseph Coble says his advice for current students is to challenge the status quo, to not accept someone’s judgment that reducing exposures and improving working conditions are not feasible. OSHA’s four-decade silica process reflects the need to be persistent and not give up.

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Breyan (Brie) Paske

Alumni Profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Worker safety resonates for Breyan (Brie) Paske, in part because members of her family are employed in the manufacturing industry. Paske is a safety administrator with The Boeing Company in Everett.

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Dalila Zelkanovic

Alumni Profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Dalila Zelkanovic graduated from the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health's undergraduate program in 2014. She now works for the Clark County Health Department as an Environmental Health Specialist. Zelkanovic loves the the satisfaction of serving the public, and being on the frontlines of her evolving and developing community.

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