Hired in May 2002, Kathy’s duties have expanded to include research and analysis to support ACI’s scientific, oleochemical and regulatory programs. She manages global consortia on high production volume chemicals; she works closely with the oleochemical industry to promote innovation in new uses of oleochemicals; she technically reviews government and third party regulations/criteria on green chemistry/cleaning.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Religious Studies from Manhattan College (NY) and graduated with a Master of Science degree in Applied Ecology/Conservation, with honors from Frostburg State University (MD). Her research thesis was on combined effects of environmental temperatures and (dietary) fatty acid chain length on growth of fish. Prior to joining ACI, she worked at the United States Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences for the Department of Surgery where she was a Research Associate.