Rebecca Sutton, PhD
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Dr. Rebecca Sutton joined SFEI-ASC in 2013 as a Senior Scientist for the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco (Bay RMP), where she conducts investigations of contaminants of emerging concern. She manages SFEI-ASC’s Green Chemistry focus area, leading studies to inform policies designed to prevent pollution through reduced use of toxic chemicals. Dr. Sutton has been appointed to California’s Green Ribbon Science Panel to aid in the implementation of the state’s Safer Consumer Products Regulations.
Dr. Sutton received her B.S. in Environmental Resource Science from the University of California, Davis and her Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. Her dissertation explored molecular-scale interactions affecting contaminant fate and transport as well as soil carbon storage to mitigate climate change. Prior to joining SFEI-ASC, Dr. Sutton was a senior scientist with research and advocacy non-profit Environmental Working Group, where she conducted research on chemicals of concern in air, water, soil, consumer goods, and people.