Hudson-Delaware Regional Chapter
of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (HDC SETAC)

Nominations and Election for the Board of Directors 2018

HDC SETAC is pleased to announce our two new Board Members:

Erica McKenzie, PhD - Temple University
Juliana Atmadja, PhD - Louis Berger, Inc.
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Erica McKenzie, PhD - Temple University

Erica McKenzie was originally attracted to environmental engineering to better understand human impacted natural environments.  In the course of her studies, she earned degrees at University of California at Davis and Colorado State University, she completed NSF summer Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) experiences at University of Notre Dame and the Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana State University, and she conducted research as a postdoctoral scholar at Colorado School of Mines and the Western Cooling Efficiency Center at UC Davis.  Dr. McKenzie joined the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Temple University in January 2015 and her research group focuses on understand chemical contaminant fate and transport in engineered and natural systems. Dr. McKenzie has been involved with regional and national SETAC meetings since 2007 and is intending to increase Temple student and faculty involvement in HDC SETAC.

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Juliana Atmadja, PhD - Louis Berger, Inc.

Dr. Atmadja is a subject matter expert in forensic chemical data analysis for Louis Berger, U.S. For over 17 years, she has been leading and supporting technical efforts for various phases of large contaminated sediments projects on behalf of the US Army Corps of Engineers and US Environmental Protection Agency in the home territory of the Hudson Delaware Chapter. These include the Lower Passaic River Restoration Project, the Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site, and the Newark Bay Superfund Site. She has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Ocean Engineering and a Sc.D. in Civil Engineering with a focus on hydrogeology. Her specialized expertise includes geochemical data analysis, pollutant source fingerprinting, fate and transport modeling in groundwater and surface water, statistical and geostatistical analyses, and GIS evaluation of environmental data. Her well-rounded experience also includes hands-on participation in multi-media field investigations. She has been presenting her work at SETAC North America conferences as well as the Hudson Delaware Chapter workshop. Work she recently led on behalf of USEPA for the Upper Hudson River was presented at the Fall 2017 HDC SETAC workshop by one of her team with her support. In addition to managing projects, she also mentors and supervises a group of scientists and engineers.  

Statement on suitability for the Board: My expertise in forensic chemical data analysis and fate and transport evaluations, particularly focusing on sediment contamination in important waterways within the Hudson Delaware Chapter territory, make me an ideal candidate as a Board member. I will bring my knowledge and management experience to support the HDC SETAC Board’s mission in promoting research, education, training, and development of environmental sciences. I am looking forward to serve as a Board member and assisting with the HDC’s meetings and workshops, as well as encouraging students in their research.