Alumni Profiles

Tamia Boyer graduated UW SPH with a Master of Science in Industrial Hygiene and Safety in 1997, and now serves as a Senior Safety Consultant with the National Safety Council.

Julie Tu, 2015 MS Environmental Health graduate, uses her environmental health background as a Senior Consultant at Ramboll.

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

MPH '16, Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing

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.

2008 DEOHS Alumni Kazu Okumura provides analysis and guidance to the FSA on various food, dietary supplements, and cosmetics policies.

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.

Chensheng (Alex) Lu has studied the effects of pesticides on humans, which began in our Pacific Northwest
Agricultural Safety and Health Center. He recently expanded his research to honeybees.

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.

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.