Biography

Ms. Dent is a Senior Associate Health Scientist and Regional Unit Manager at Cardno ChemRisk. She earned a Masters of Environmental Management with a focus on ecotoxicology and environmental health from Duke University and a Bachelors of Science in biology from Georgia Southern University. Her academic training includes risk assessment, environmental law, toxicology, environmental health, chemical fate in the environment, and geospatial analysis. Her prior experience includes extensive fieldwork collecting environmental samples and gathering community data. Ms. Dent has also analyzed community vulnerability to malaria in Peru using social and physical indicators. In her current position, she manages litigation related projects for various clients and performs literature reviews and analysis related primarily to diesel exhaust, benzene, and asbestos exposures. She also evaluates human health risks of chemical and physical hazard exposures in community settings.

Education

  • MEM, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Health, Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, 2014
  • BS, Biology, Georgia Southern University, 2012

Most Recent Awards/Professional Honors

  • 1906 Scholar, leadership and academic scholarship (2008-2012)
  • NSF ASPIRES Grant recipient (2010)
  • Best Undergraduate Poster at Southeastern Estuarine Research Society Conference
  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship (2011)