Nyree Bekarian holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley, and has a background in cellular biology and immunology.
Nyree’s focus is on bridging the gap between scientific data and consumer understanding. She was drawn to this area after asking questions about products she used daily. As a mother, she feels that it is even more crucial to try and understand all the chemicals she brings into her home in the form of food, personal care items, and other products. She believes that there is important information about toxins present in everyday items that is either too technical for consumers to understand or is not provided properly to consumers.
She also believes that all consumers have the right to understand what is in the products they use, so that they can make informed decisions on what to buy, both for themselves and their families.
Nyree is currently employed as an environmental consultant, specializing in assessing human exposures to chemicals in consumer products. She is also a contributing writer to Greenopedia.com, a website dedicated to researching and reporting on topics in environmental sustainability. Nyree lives in Oakland, California with her husband and two small children. You can also find her on twitter.