PhD Student, Lauren Richter, Awarded Switzer Fellowship

Congratulations to Lauren Richter, who has just been chosen as a 2017 Switzer Fellow! From the Switzer Foundation’s website:

“The Switzer Fellowship Program offers one-year Fellowships to highly talented graduate students in New England and California whose studies and career goals are directed toward environmental improvement and who clearly demonstrate leadership in their field. The Fellowship provides a $15,000 cash award for academic study, leadership training, access to a vibrant network of nearly 600 Switzer Fellowship alums, and opportunities for professional development during the Fellowship year and beyond.

“Through the Switzer Fellowship Program, the Foundation supports environmental leaders for the 21st century who have the ability, determination and integrity to effect positive change.  Only the most active, committed and focused individuals will compete successfully to join the Switzer Fellowship Network of nearly 600 Fellows selected since 1986.”

Lauren Richter is going into her fifth year as a PhD student in Sociology and a member of SSEHRI. She works with the PFAS lab group and will use the fellowship to continue this work and prepare for her dissertation. She will be on a panel at the upcoming Highly Fluorinated Compounds – Social and Scientific Discovery conference entitled “Social and scientific discovery: Building a broad coalition around chemical classes”.

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