• Examined New York’s lead poisoning prevalence and the sources of lead exposure in New York State.
• Researched a proposal for New York State to take over administration and enforcement of the RRP rule, requiring lead-safe work practices during renovation, repair and painting (RRP), since the EPA currently lacks the resources for strong enforcement.
• Conducted interviews with stakeholders and other states who manage their own RRP programs to determine the costs and benefits of state programs and learn best practices.
• Summarized a recommendation for New York State to take over the RRP rule and analyzed the costs and benefits.BUFFALO HIGHLIGHT
The General Mills plant is right near my workplace, so outside the office it usually smells like Cheerios! (And sometimes it smells like Lucky Charms)PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT
Meeting local elected officials, including Congressman Brian Higgins, Assemblymember Sean Ryan, and Mayor Byron Brown. It was empowering to speak with such influential individuals.INTERESTS
Public policy and how economics and statistical research can be used to make informed policy decisions. Especially in policy related to food/agriculture, health, education, and trade.CONVENTIONAL AND UNCONVENTIONAL SKILLS
Qualitative research through interviews. Now experienced Buffalo driver including understanding all the one-way streets and sharing the road with a train.BLOG POST