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Bryce Hall

After graduating with a degree in Communication Studies from San Jose State University, Bryce has worked in sales and marketing. With nearly a decade of business development expertise under his belt in the education industry, he now puts that experience to use operating EnvironmentalScience.org to help future students get reliable information on Environmental Sciences.

Jennifer Aicher

Jennifer Aicher has a Master's in Chemical Oceanography from the University of Miami and has spent many years travelling and studying the world's oceans. She has lived in upstate New York, Pennsylvania, American Samoa, Hawaii, Miami, and now calls the Florida panhandle her home. She has started an entire Marine Science college degree program, administrated water chemistry facilities, and conducted research around the globe. Throughout her career she has also been a grant writer, administrative writer, published weekly newspaper columns, and scientific content writer. She continues to write a series of books for pre-school aged children.

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Dr. Neil S. Shifrin

Neil Shifrin was an environmental engineer for 45 years and is now retired.With a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Civil/Environmental Engineering from MIT, Dr. Shifrin has worked on essentially every type of environmental problem in the United States.He founded a consulting firm, Gradient Corporation, and specialized in water quality, hazardous wastes, and environmental management history.During his career, Dr. Shifrin testified in court over 25 times on many Superfund topics, such as cost allocation, cleanup approaches, and insurance recovery.Dr. Shifrin conceptualized and published on several significant topics in the environmental field including environmental analytical chemistry (analyzing for Tentatively Identified Compounds), cleanup goals (a statistical approach to setting risk-based cleanup levels), and waste management in the 20th century, among others.His recent book, Environmental Perspectives, provides insights he gained on fundamental environmental topics of interest today.

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    RP Siegel

    RP Siegel has degrees in English and Engineering and a long term interest in the environment. He works the wide swath that runs between nature, technology, and business, but is mainly interested in what happens at the intersection of the three. His work has appeared in Triple Pundit, GreenBiz, Justmeans, CSRWire, Sustainable Brands, Policy Innovations, Social Earth, 3BL Media, ThomasNet, Huffington Post, Energy Viewpoints, Strategy+Business, Mechanical Engineering, and Design News. He also co-authored the eco-thriller Vapor Trails.

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      David Newland

      A frequent writer for National Geographic and Smithsonian, David is an avid follower and learner of the environment. From traveling around the world to learn and observe new cultures to writing about shark attack survival, you'll always get an interesting world class environmental approach.

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        Jacob Hill

        Jacob Hill is a field and conservation biologist with an M.S. in Biology from Purdue University. He has worked extensively with nesting sea turtles and studied diving behavior and population genetics of hawksbill turtles for his Masters research. His research interests focus on understanding the impacts of human activities on wildlife, with a particular interest in threatened and endangered species. He will continue with this research in the coming months when he starts a Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology at Mississippi State University.

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          Matthew Mason

          MG Mason has a BA in Archaeology and MA in Landscape Archaeology, both from the University of Exeter. A personal interest in environmental science grew alongside his formal studies and eventually formed part of his post-graduate degree where he studied both natural and human changes to the environment of southwest England; his particular interests are in aerial photography. He has experience in GIS (digital mapping) but currently works as a freelance writer as the economic downturn means he has struggled to get relevant work. He presently lives in southwest England.

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            Kate Dougherty

            Kate Dougherty is a freelance writer, researcher, and geographer. She specializes in writing about science, technology, and the environment. Kate has worked in science libraries for a decade, including six years contracted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and two years as Assistant Professor/Geosciences & Maps Librarian at the University of Arkansas. Her work has been published by Next City, ideaCONNECTION, and Healthy Times Indonesia magazine.

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              Susan Jaworski

              Susan Jaworski, AICP, holds a Master’s in Environmental Management from UMUC and a Bachelor’s in Life Science from Otterbein University. She is a certified ecologist.Susan has over 15 years of experience within the environmental field and has recently transitioned to her newfound passion as a freelance writer and consultant.She has been a moderator at the National Association of Environmental Professionals annual conference and the USDOT’s Environmental Symposium.Susan received the Partnering for Excellence Award by the Secretary of Transportation in 2013 and the Environmental Excellence Award by the Texas Council of Environmental Quality in 2009.

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                Emily Davies

                Emily is trained as an environmental scientist and an environmental lawyer. She has an ongoing interest in the development of environmental careers or 'Green Jobs'. By researching and writing articles on a wide range of environmental jobs, she hopes to inform and educate our readers about different career paths and options.

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                  Ruby McConnell

                  Ruby is a registered geologist and environmental scientist who writes about nature, the outdoors, and the intersection of the environment and human experience. Her published works include professional geologic papers, personal essays, and her blog, Girl Gone Wild. Her book, A Woman's Guide to the Wild- is being published by Sasquatch Books in 2016.

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