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Staci Simonich is currently Professor of Chemistry and Environmental and Molecular Toxicology at Oregon State University, as well as Associate Vice President for Research. She previously served as Associate Dean in the College of Science and Associate Head of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology. Dr. Simonich received her Ph.D. in chemistry from Indiana University in 1995. Prior to joining Oregon State University in 2001, she worked in the consumer product industry with Procter & Gamble. With over 100 publications, her laboratory’s research focuses on understanding the fate, chemistry and transport of semi-volatile organic compounds, as well as human and environmental exposure to these pollutants, and has received extensive press coverage. She received the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry/Roy F. Weston Environmental Chemistry Award in 2001, the NSF Career Award in 2003, OSU’s Impact Award for Scholarship in 2013, and OSU’s Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award in 2015. Her research has been published in Science,Nature, Environmental Health Perspectives, Environmental Science & Technology, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In addition, she has graduated 26 Ph.D. and M.S. students in her 16 years at OSU and has received several awards for her mentoring of OSU graduate students and employees. Over her career, Simonich has received extramural funding from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, Department of Interior and private companies.