Tori Scheidt

  • Graduate Student and Research Assistant - Passionate about all things related to Environmental Health, Sustainability, and Climate Change
  • Cleveland, OH, USA
  • Apr 05, 2021
Full time role, Contract position Advocacy Biology Communications Data Analyst Recruiting Research Sales Sustainability Consulting

Personal Summary

Environmental health has always been important to me, ever since my middle school held competitions to see which class could be the most eco-friendly. My interest in human health came into play during high school, when I took anatomy and physiology. The most recent development has been my passion for public health as I have come to understand how crucial it is to fight for equity in health. While my love for environmental health has been on the backburner for several years, I am ready to reclaim my devotion.

As a current Public Health Graduate Student, interested specifically in environmental health, I have been looking for greater opportunities to learn about and become an advocate in this field. My passion for environmental health and sustainability extends beyond my formal education. In my current Climate Change and Health course we completed personal audits of our greenhouse gas emissions. My GHG emissions were less than half of the national average, which displays my devotion to incorporating sustainability into my personal life.

The importance of environmental health has been clear to me from a young age and my desire to create a more sustainable and safe society has certainly grown from my current studies. Through my educational experiences, I have developed extensive problems solving, writing, and communication skills. However, I feel as though there is much more for me to learn regarding environmental health and sustainability. Therefore, I have taken it upon myself to read and discuss external books and articles regarding environmental health, technology, and policy.

My prior research positions have enabled me to become proficient in data management, literature evaluation, organization, and quick learning. While my work has been primarily independent, I am motivated most by my passions for working with people and environmental health. Through my undergraduate extracurriculars, I effectively collaborated with and led my peers to create meaningful change. 

I am looking for an opportunity that will allow me to refocus my energy from human health-centered research to environmental health-centered action. I am excited to develop new skills and utilize my assets in order to contribute to a company that emphasizes environmental health, sustainability, and equity. 

Work Experience

Research Assistant
Jan 2017 - THE CENTER ON TRAUMA AND ADVERSITY

● Established and maintained organization for specialized projects
● Entered and filed data
● Supported others in administrative work
● Analyzed literature for publication purposes

Research Assistant
Oct 2019 - May 2020 BERGER LAB, CASE COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER

● Conducted Hepatocellular Carcinoma research
● Trained in rodent management, DNA isolation, DNA amplification, genotyping, OSHA
● Scheduled weekly training sessions

Research Intern
Jun 2018 - Aug 2018 CHILDREN'S NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

● Analyzed data regarding cardiac arrest and skull fracture patients
● Developed Burn GIS Project

Volunteer
Jun 2017 - Aug 2017 ANNE ARUNDEL MEDICAL CENTER

Critical Care Unit, general help and support desk

Research Intern
Jun 2015 - Aug 2015 JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

Assisted cadaver trials with Biomechanical and Image Guided
Surgical Systems Laboratory

Education

Bachelors of the Arts and Sciences - Biology, Cognitive Science
Jan 2016 - Jan 2020 CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY
Master of Public Health Candidate
Jan 2020 - Jan 2023 CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY

Software Languages & Skills

R, Excel

Experience Level

Current student (or less than 1 year)

Sectors of Interest

Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Energy, Food & Agriculture, Land Use, Advocacy or Policy, Atmosphere, Carbon Accounting & Offsetting, Carbon Removal Engineering, Climate Adaptation, Consumer Goods, Pollution & Waste Reduction, Technology, Climate Science, Science (Other), Community & Movement Building

Are you currently working in climate?

No

Are you interested in being involved in a Climatebase mentorship program? If so, how would you like to participate? (As a mentor VS as a mentee)

Yes, I am interested as a mentee

Where are you in your climate journey?

I am looking for a climate job

I am here to:

Get a job, Connect with others in the space, Find a mentor

Do you want your public profile to be hidden?

No

LinkedIn URL:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/tori-scheidt-866071209/

Would you like to have the opportunity to be featured in Climatebase's weekly newsletters?

Yes