Joined Apr 25 2012
70 years old
I am an Associate Professor of Environmental Microbiology at a branch campus
(Harrisburg) of Penn State University. My research focuses on the use of
microorganisms to remediate environmental contamination, the design of low-impact
waste treatment technologies and emerging pathogens in the environment.
Much of my work has involved collaborations with both public health professionals and
engineers. In fact, for many years I was the only scientist and the only woman in an
Engineering Program (Talk about lonely).
I have balanced the conflicting requirements of a family and career (although how
successful that balance has been is still an open question) and would be happy to
share my experiemces and insights with younger women.