speakerRooney Kim Lazcano

Purdue University

Rooney Kim Lazcano is a doctoral candidate in Ecological Sciences and Engineering Interdisciplinary Program and Department of Agronomy at Purdue University. Her research addresses the beneficial use of waste residuals and associated environmental assessment, which includes leachability and uptake of contaminants of concern. Specifically, her research has focused on the environmental fate of trace organic contaminants including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and pharmaceutical and personal care products in waste-derived fertilizers. She received a B.S. in Environmental Toxicology from University of California-Davis in Davis, CA, and a M.S. from Bioengineering from University of Hawaii-Manoa in Honolulu, HI.