Dr. Evelyn has a PhD in Environmental Management Science with specialization in Microbiology. Along with her education, she also has over ten years of experience in the laboratory setting. This first-hand exposure provides her with an excellent technical foundation. She is well versed with all technical and practical aspects of standard operating and safety procedures employed in microbiological work related to industrial hygiene.
She is responsible for maintaining EMLAP accreditation by AIHA-LAP, LLC. which insures that NVL is compliant with ISO 17025 policies and procedures, as well as maintaining proficiency under the Environmental Microbiology Proficiency Analytical Testing (EMPAT) program. In addition she follows a rigorous internal QA/QC program to ensure that client results are consistent, accurate and reliable.
She is highly skilled in microbiology techniques, terminology, equipment and supplies In depth knowledge of laboratory tests used in microbiology work Practical and teaching experience in microbiological, microscopic and molecular techniques including DNA extraction, PCR primer design, PCR amplification and cloning. Proficient in methods and practices of microbiological analysis Ability to work well in both team-oriented and self-directed environments. Always ready and excited to learn new things. Always eager to problem solve when faced with challenges.
Coordinating, managing and monitoring day to day projects of the Microbiology Department
Evaluation of quality control and quality assurance statistics
Modification of SOP’s and manuals
Ensuring efficient operation of equipment and adhering to safety regulations
Training new analysts and cross-training employees
Maintaining accurate and appropriate documents and records
Guiding and directing staff to assist in professional development
Participation in AIHA environmental microbiology proficiency testing program
Maintenance of QC charts and statistics in compliance with accreditation requirements