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The Scishield EHS Community Connection Webinar Series

Scientific H&S Career Growth Possibilities

Science & Safety can take your career to some fascinating places. Where do you want your path to take you?

This webinar aired on June 3, 2021


Meet the Panelists:

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Joe Coffey, CSP

Risk Control Technical Specialist
Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions
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After graduating with a Bachelor's in biology from UC San Diego, and working as a student researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Lab, I was working in quality at Baxter BioScience – and I loved my job. But when I took the leap to safety, and insurance, I learned this is the best job in the world. When I'm not helping clients stay safe, I am enjoying the outdoors with family.

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Sarah Morris-Benavides

Associate Director of Safety
College of Science and EHS, University of Utah

Sarah has spent her career building a broad knowledge base of regulatory requirements and program areas across the EHS spectrum. Sarah now uses that base to serve as a liaison between the College and EHS. She works with research groups, academic staff, and unit leaders to identify and mitigate hazards within the College, helps EHS implement initiatives and ensure compliance, and chairs committees charged with promoting a culture of safety at the college and university level.

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AJ Troiano

AJ uses his diverse knowledge of infectious agents and connects risk factors by empathizing with scientists, from his own laboratory experience as a bacterial spore microbiologist. His core belief in building safety culture is through education and risk awareness. Over his 10 years of working in life science laboratories, Dr. Troiano has served various institutions as Biosafety Officer, CDC Federal Select Agent Program Responsible Official, Scientific Consultant, and Biomedical Scientist.

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Matt Segal

Matt found his way to SciShield after working at Boston Children's Hospital performing translational rare blood disease research. As the safety guy in his lab, he saw firsthand how challenging it was to manage safety in a laboratory environment and wanted to find a way to help. He now spends his time hosting webinars, arguing with his 3D printer, and cooking food in plastic bags at low temperatures.