Brit’ny Hawkins is an enthusiastic, second-year, Master of Environmental Management (MEM) degree candidate at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment. Brit’ny’s Ecotoxicology/Environmental Health concentration depicts her devoted interest in understanding the science behind consumer product development. Using the knowledge obtained from her coursework at Duke and summer internship with the Environmental Working Group, Brit’ny is forming a solid foundation to achieve her career goals. Not only does she plan to educate minority women on the importance of reading and understanding product labels, Brit’ny also aspires to develop of a line of safe, yet efficacious hair and cosmetic products that cater to minority women’s needs.
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For the past month, I’ve been working as the Environmental Working Group’s environmental health research intern. I can honestly say that my experience has been amazing thus far! My internship site is in Washington, D.C,Continue reading