Before joining EWG’s research team, Sydney worked as an environmental health specialist at a local health department in Indiana. While there, she was awarded the Indiana Environmental Health Association’s Rookie of the Year award for her work in her community. She has co-authored two peer-reviewed journal articles and served as a guest lecturer for Indiana University’s environmental health classes. She holds a B.A. in chemistry from the University of Virginia and an M.P.H. in environmental health from Indiana University Bloomington. Originally from Yorktown, Va., she is happy to be back on the East Coast. When she’s not working, she spends her time traveling, painting ocean scenes, and reading on the couch with her retired racing greyhound.