Jennifer Sass, a graduate from the USask College of Arts and Science.

USask grad nominated for position by President Biden

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) graduate was nominated by U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday, April 29, to be a member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, one of 16 key administration positions announced by the White House.

Jennifer Sass (BSc’89, MSc’93, PhD’98), a graduate from the USask College of Arts and Science, is a senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defence Council since 2001.

Based in Washington, D.C., Sass has also been a part-time professor and lecturer at George Washington University’s Milken School of Public Health where she has researched the science behind toxic chemical regulation. These regulations must meet requirements from science, health policy and environmental law.

In addition to her USask degrees, Sass, 54, also holds a post-doctoral certificate from the University of Maryland’s College of Medicine’s human health and the environment program.

In addition to being the author of nearly 50 peer-reviewed articles, Sass was also a board member of the NIEHS National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counsellors. 

To read about more USask alumni who are making an impact around the world, please visit www.alumni.usask.ca.

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