Sandra Spearman, M.S.
Environmental Health Scientist
Sandra Spearman is an environmental health scientist with degrees from the University of Idaho (M.S.) and Washington State University (B.S.). Ms. Spearman collaborated with TIFO on a joint human health risk assessment in the Kyrgyz Republic as part of her graduate research and continues to provide support for the project. In this effort, Ms. Spearman has been responsible for site history research, GIS analyses, environmental data collection and analysis. She analyzed environmental results to determine if the soil sampling instrumentation and associated methods used during the sampling efforts could be a viable, accurate, and cost-effective solution for humanitarian organizations to use in environmental health projects. At Washington State University (WSU), she conducted research on challenging traditional views of meandering river migration, presenting on her findings at the Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities. During her time at WSU, Spearman interned at the Palouse Conversation District conducting Water Quality and Watershed Health Assessments, and was the president and co-founder of the Water Resources Club.