Abby Giarrosso


Name: Abby Giarrosso

Major: Chemistry

Year: Junior

Hometown: Methuen, MA


Semesters at TURI Lab: 5


Info on your major and what it focuses on?

My major focuses on exploring the different disciplines of chemistry such as organic, physical, analytical

and inorganic.

What you have learned so far at TURI Lab?

So far, I’ve learned the effect of harmful chemicals on public health and the environment, how to evaluate the use of chemicals through hazard assessment programs, I’ve learned about Green Chemistry, I’ve learned about Formulation chemistry and creating new solvents with Hansen Solubility Parameters in Practice, I’ve learned about Alternatives Assessment. Recently received the “Most Valuable Pollution Prevention Student of the Year Award” from the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable.

What are your plans for after graduation?

Going on to a Master’s degree and/or a Doctoral degree.

Projects Worked On in the Lab/ Current Projects:

  • Janitorial/ carpet testing
  • Industrial Testing
  • Paint stripping/ Formulation
Favorite Part of Working at TURI: Working with TURI people every day, learning about chemistry and industry through research.

Past Jobs:

  • Summer Camp Counselor

Skills Learned at TURI Lab:

  • Hansen Solubility Parameters (in Practice program)
  • EHS evaluation
  • Lab safety
  • Technical Writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Data Analysis