Scientific Program Associate
Ms. Matthews joined the Foundation for Food and Agriculture in May 2017 as a Scientific Program Associate. She brings her experience of human health risk assessment to the Foundation after previously working at the Environmental Protection Agency in the Office of Research in Development. There she worked with scientists to understand the effect toxic chemicals have on humans. Ms. Matthew’s passion to promote the value of food and agriculture science to the improvement of human and environmental health draws her to FFAR’s mission and challenge areas. Ms. Matthews has professional development training in emerging science for environmental health decisions, sustainable and healthy communities, and science integrity.
When she is not working with Scientific Directors with FFAR, Ms. Matthews is volunteering in her community and spending time with family and friends. Ms. Matthews obtained her B.S. in biology with a concentration in organisms, ecology, and biodiversity from Hampton University.