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Leela Steiner—MA, PhD candidate

Environmental Health and Knowledge Translation Scientist

Leela is completing her PhD at the University of British Columbia in Resource Management and Environmental Studies, and has an expertise in chemical management, science policy development, and regulatory frameworks for emerging contaminants of concern. She also holds a BSc Honours degree in biology (University of Toronto) and an MA in public policy with a focus on innovation, science, and environment (Carleton University). Leela is a Bridge Program Fellow at UBC, an interdisciplinary research training program that unites public health, engineering, and policy. Her areas of interest include endocrine disrupting compounds, food contact materials, the science-policy interface, and science communication.