Attendee Spotlights: Professional

View a typical agenda for a professional attending AIHce 2016.


spotlight lilia chenLilia Chen, MS, CIH

School Attended: Tufts University and the University of Illinois at Chicago

Company: SUNY Polytechnic Institute, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE)

How Many Times You’ve Attended AIHce: 10

What Do You Hope to Gain from Attending AIHce 2016: Reconnect with friends and old colleagues, meet new people and pick up new information that will help me at my job.

Why Do You Think AIHce is the Best Conference for a IH/OH Professional: It’s a one-stop shop. You can network, learn from technical sessions and PDCs, find products and services at the Expo

If You Could Have Lunch with One Presenter from the Meeting, Who Would It Be? Why? John Howard – to get the inside scoop on the direction of IH & Occupational Health research

If You Could Meet One Celebrity, Who Would It Be? Adele

Favorite App:  TED

Favorite Movie: Gattaca

Coffee or Tea: Coffee

Salty or Sweet: Salty


spotlight tim lockhartTimothy Lockhart

School Attended: University of Massachusetts, Amherst (M.S. and B.S.)

Company: University of Colorado, Boulder

How Many Times You’ve Attended AIHce: 6 (this year is 7)

What Do You Hope to Gain from Attending AIHce 2016: Information regarding current IH research and technological advancements in sampling and exposure assessment as well as networking opportunities.

Why Do You Think AIHce Is the Best Conference for a IH/OH Professional: AIHA is recognized as a leader in industrial hygiene and AIHce offers the most relevant industrial hygiene information from some of the most respected individuals in the industry.

If You Could Have Lunch with One Presenter from the Meeting, Who Would It Be? Why?: Based on the description of the Opening session it would have to be Adam Steltzner from NASA.

If You Could Meet One Celebrity, Who Would It Be?:  Malcolm Gladwell or Louis C.K.

Favorite App:  Orvis App

Favorite Movie: Inception

Coffee or Tea: Coffee

Salty or Sweet: Sweet


spotlight andrew perkinsAndrew D. Perkins, MS, CIH, CSP, COHC

School Attended: Murray State University, Murray, KY

Company: Alabama Power Company a Southern Company

How Many Times You’ve Attended AIHce: 7

What Do You Hope to Gain from Attending AIHce 2016: Better understanding of how I can continuously improve my practice in the Industrial Hygiene practice and networking with thought leaders within the profession.

Why Do You Think AIHce is the Best Conference for an IH/OH Professional: From experience, I know AIHce is the best conference for our profession. Many of the most useful skills/resources I utilize within my professional practice have been derived from courses/connections established at AIHce! AIHce is a must-take-part-in event, if you want to be enriched and grow our profession.

If You Could Have Lunch with One Presenter from the Meeting, Who Would It Be? Why?: That is a nearly impossible question to answer. This list is infinitely long. One person on that list would be Dr. Paul Hewett CIH. He is immensely knowledgeable in exposure assessment which is one of my favorite professional topics. Dr. Hewett is continuously creating innovative solutions to help IH/OH professionals better answer exposure assessment questions and thus create solutions to better the lives of potentially exposed employees. Also Paul is an extremely interesting person to talk with about just about anything.

If You Could Meet One Celebrity, Who Would It Be?: George R. R. Martin author of Game of Thrones. It would be amazing to know what fuels his imagination.

Favorite App: Yelp. I travel a lot and Yelp helps me find the best local places everywhere from Florence, AL to Florence, Italy and everywhere in-between.

Favorite Movie: Any movie I have not seen, that has a good story. I normally don’t enjoy watching a movie more than once.

Coffee or Tea: Sweet Ice Tea! It is molecularly different than sweetening tea after being iced. Guess this may be a cultural taste instilled in those of us from southern USA.

Salty or Sweet: I would go with sweet in moderation.

 


Matthew Zock profile photoMatt Zock, CIH

School Attended: BS, Biology from Clarion University and MS, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences from Hunter College

Company: FedEx

How Many Times You’ve Attended AIHce: 7

What Do You Hope to Gain from Attending AIHce 2016: New connections, face time with friends and colleagues, quality education and certification maintenance.

Why Do You Think AIHce is the Best Conference for an IH/OH Professional: It brings together the best IH/OH minds to develop and share the great things we do for worker health. I highly recommend sitting-in on one of the volunteer group meetings.

If You Could Have Lunch with One Presenter from the Meeting, Who Would It Be? Why?: Perry Logan from 3M. Perry’s leadership and passion for advancing the profession of industrial hygiene always creates inspiring conversation.

If You Could Meet One Celebrity, Who Would It Be?: Will Ferrell. Does he ever break character?

Favorite App: I unwind with Pandora and exercise.

Favorite Movie: Tough one. I’ll watch anything by Scorsese or Tarantino.

Coffee or Tea: Coffee

Salty or Sweet: Both. At the same time. With coffee.