2016 STUDENT COUNCILORS

Elizabeth_MarderM. Elizabeth Marder
M. Elizabeth Marder is a PhD candidate in Environmental Health Sciences at Emory University. She is a member of Dr. Dana Boyd Barr and Dr. Barry Ryan’s Analytical Exposure Science & Environmental Health Laboratory and has been involved in multiple areas of exposure research, from environmental and biological sampling to laboratory-based analyses of brominated flame retardants, hormones, pesticides, and plasticizers, among others. 

Elizabeth’s dissertation research focuses on exposure assessment and health outcomes in a multigenerational exposure cohort, the Michigan PBB Registry. Her previous experience includes internships in environmental law and environmental health with, respectively, the Environmental Law Institute and Environmental Working Group (2008), an NIEHS summer undergraduate research program (2009), environmental health fieldwork with Dr. Deborah Bennett at UC Davis (2009-2010), the CDC’s Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health program (2010), and a student assistantship with the California EPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (2010-2011). She received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Toxicology from the University of California, Davis in 2011, where she was a recipient of the UC Davis Outstanding Senior Award. Elizabeth is currently a fellow with the Burroughs Wellcome Fund’s Molecules to Mankind program at Emory.

Crystal_Romeo_UppermanCrystal Romeo Upperman
Dr. Upperman has been in the exposure science field for 6 years and the environmental field for 10 years. She is recent graduate of University of Maryland in the Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences Program with residency in the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH). At MIAEH, Crystal was involved in a national assessment of climate change impacts on people with chronic respiratory diseases across the United States in Dr. Amir Sapkota’s lab. Crystal received a Master of Public Administration from Kennesaw State University and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Spelman College. She is a recipient of the Department of Energy’s Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship, the National Science Foundation’s Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Fellowship, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship. In the future she hopes to continue work that will protect the health of vulnerable populations.