MacManus-Spencer_croppedI am an environmental analytical chemist who studies the environmental and biological fates of contaminants of emerging environmental concern (CECs), such as the chemicals in personal care products and other consumer goods. Specifically, research projects in my lab are focused on the partitioning of contaminants among environmental compartments (water, soil, mineral, biota, air), as well as their potential for photochemical degradation in natural waters. We hope to provide data that will ultimately help regulatory agencies and consumers make more educated decisions about the composition and use of everyday consumer products.