Theresa received a Ph.D. in Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Health Sciences from the Medical University of South Carolina. Her dissertation work focused on environmental contaminants and associated health effects in Nile crocodiles. Theresa is currently an ORISE Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment at the EPA in Research Triangle Park, NC. Her research focuses on using geographic information system (GIS) models to understand the extent of PFAS contamination from fluorochemical production facilities (Parkersburg, WV and Fayetteville, NC). The resulting data will be used to help determine communities at most risk of increased PFAS exposure.