Environmental Regulatory Toxicologist, Valspar
Webinar: Careers in Green Chemistry
Teresa represents Valspar, a global paints and coatings manufacturer headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. She manages Valspar’s Chemical Management Program, focusing on hazards reduction and transparency. She also assists each business unit in meeting their specific sustainability and green chemistry goals. Before working for Valspar, Teresa was a Senior Managing Toxicologist at NSF International’s Green Chemistry Programs which included: Chemical product formulation reviews for the EPA’s Design for the Environment Safer Labeling Program, CleanGredients™ reviews, risk assessments, inventory analysis, Sustainable Product Certifications, Eco-Efficiency Analysis and GreenScreen® Certified Assessments. She also spent two years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the design for the Environment (DfE) Branch of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). Teresa earned her Masters in Research in Clean Chemical Technology from the University of York, England and B.A. in Biology from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.