Teri Conner started working in the field of atmospheric science during her undergraduate years at the University of Maryland, where she worked as a research assistant doing trace element analysis of atmospheric particles by instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA). From there, Teri continued on to graduate school at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, earning a Ph.D. in chemistry in August 1985 based on her thesis work on visibility impairment by fine particle pollutants. Following graduate school, Teri was awarded a National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at the U.S. EPA in Research Triangle Park, NC, where she gained experience in the fields of source apportionment and air monitoring techniques. After gaining additional experience in consulting (Radian Corporation in Austin, TX) and chemical evaporation and dispersion modeling (Air Force Geophysics Laboratory in Bedford, MA), Teri returned to the U.S. EPA in Research Triangle Park in 1990. Once at EPA, Teri continued to work in many different areas of air pollution research, including source apportionment and scanning electron microscopy. Teri has now come full circle in her career, going back to her undergraduate roots in trace element analysis. She runs the x-ray fluorescence analysis laboratory, measuring the elemental composition of air samples. Throughout her career at the U.S EPA, Teri has been active in the agency’s education outreach efforts.
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