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Alisha Ramirez Watson

Alisha is the Sustainable Labs Manager in the University of Pennsylvania’s offices of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Radiation Safety. The structure of this role allows Alisha to work at the intersection of laboratory safety and environmental sustainability. She oversees the Green Labs Program at Penn, coordinates events like the annual freezer challenge, and facilitates both the Green Labs Executive Committee and Green Labs Working Group.

Previously, Alisha worked in regulated laboratory spaces. She has worked in biotechnology labs as a lab resources manager and quality assurance associate. Prior to that, Alisha was the supervisor in a wastewater treatment laboratory regulated by the PA DEP and EPA. Alisha holds a B.S. in Environmental Biology from Salem State University and is a candidate in Penn’s Master of Environmental Studies program with a concentration in Environmental Biology. Alisha lives in Philadelphia and volunteers with wildlife surveys at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge.