Janie graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in biochemistry from Loyola University of Maryland, specializing in environmental and sustainability studies. She became involved with green chemistry through various research projects focusing on phytoremediation and benthos cycling at Loyola University, University of Auckland, and the Leibniz-Institute of Berlin. These research projects sparked Janie’s passion to study sustainability in chemistry, as well as public education. Her enthusiasm for Green Chemistry education grew while she served as a teaching assistant in the undergraduate chemistry curriculum in both lecture and lab settings. Her exposure to education was enhanced through becoming a Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader in chemistry education.
Since joining the team, she’s presented at over 10 different conferences around the country with topics ranging from elementary sustainable STEM, to replacement chemistry labs for the high school classroom, to learning chemistry through invention education. Janie manages the Lead Teacher program, and co-runs the media and website management.
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