Hayley Byra

Name: Hayley Byra 

Major: Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 


Year: Senior

Hometown: Salisbury, MA

Email: Hayley_Byra@student.uml.edu

Semesters at TURI Lab: 1 


My major focuses on improving and ensuring a safe and healthy work environment. As technology and innovation advances, the environment and public are faced with new hazards and risks. We are trained with a focus in recognizing, evaluating, controlling and preventing chemical, physical, biological and psychosocial hazards in the work environment. In addition, we learn to diagnose exposure problems, develop sampling strategies, and collect and measure samples to diagnose environmental risk factors that threaten worker health and safety. 


What are your plans for after graduation?

After graduation I plan to use my skills and training to help as many people I can. At the moment I am excited and eager to enhance and strengthen my knowledge and skills in this field. My overall goal is to find a job that I have an opportunity to learn, grow, and make a real difference in the world.

Past Jobs: 

  • Manager at Edible Arrangements
  • Intern for The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry 
  • National Environmental Health Association Summer Internship Program at Topsfield, MA Health Department
  • Research Internship for the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication
  • Supplemental Instruction Leader for Physiological Chemistry