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Vanessa R Harripersaud

Name: Vanessa R Harripersaud

Major: Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (Master of Science)

Year: Fall 2016

Hometown: Georgetown, Guyana

Email: Vanessa_Harripersaud@student.uml.edu

Semesters at TURI Lab: One - Fall 2016


For several years, I worked in manufacturing industries in the areas of quality management, food safety, occupational health and safety, and environmental management.

Presently, I am a student in the Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (OEH) program at UMass Lowell. OEH deals with recognizing, evaluating, controlling and preventing chemical, biological, physical and psychosocial hazards in the work environment, so as to prevent injury and illness in the work place.

My exposure at the TURI Lab is affording me the opportunity to apply my knowledge as a chemist, as well as consolidating the theoretical knowledge being derived from the OEH program in a practical setting.

After graduation, I plan to engage in technical consultancy work, with a focus on integrated management systems.

Favorite Part of Working at TURI: Being part of a multi-disciplinary team involved in work which seeksto solve very practical, real-world problems.

Past Jobs:

  • Quality Assurance Chemist at Demerara Distillers Limited;
  • Quality Assurance Supervisor at ABIL(Snacks Division);
  • Chemist/Quality Control Officer at FCL
  • Graduate Management Trainee at Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.

Skills Learned at TURI Lab:

  • Research
  • Testing Methodologies