Rising Innovator: Striving for ‘Environmental Justice’ Researcher Turns to Citizen Scientists

Read the full story in R&D Magazine.

For one scientist, engaging with the public is one of the more important—and rewarding—parts of her research.

Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science at the University of Arizona often works with ‘citizen scientists’—everyday members of the public—to conduct research near hazardous waste sites or in environmental compromised areas, and monitor pollutants throughout the country.

By working with impacted communities, Ramírez-Andreotta and her team are not only able to better identify potential concerning pollutants, but also provide timely public health interventions/prevention strategies.

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