Laboratory Safety Specialist
Kimberly received a Master’s of Science degree in 2008. In 2011, she took over the safety role at an industry location that worked with infectious disease and did chemical manufacturing. In 2014, she was promoted to the role of Biosafety, Environmental Health and Chemical Hygiene Manager. She was responsible for all employee training and SOP creation including but not limited to chemical hygiene, bloodbourne pathogens, hazardous waste handling and DOT. She created online training modules and also offered in person trainings. Kimberly was also responsible for authoring SDS for products this company sold.
In 2015, she joined the University of Chicago as a Lab Safety Specialist in the Physical Science Division and the Institute for Molecular Engineering. Kimberly works under the Office of Research Safety, the Dean of the Physical Sciences Division, and the Director of the Institute for Molecular Engineering. Kim works directly with the labs in the PSD and IME laboratory safety program to provide assistance and risk analysis ensuring a safe environment for which to facilitate research and the pursuit of academic excellence. Kimberly is also leading the efforts for our newly established Joint Research Safety Initiative.