Amanda Keller is a first-year PhD student in molecular toxicology with an
emphasis on environmental exposures and global health. Her interests began in the mountains of Guatemala where she studied Central American health care systems. Following 6-months in Guatemala, she attended UCSF to obtain her Master’s in Global Health where she studied arsenic-induced epigenetic alterations in Bangladeshi children. This has brought her to her current research where she will study epigenetic alterations in a variety of biological medias to evaluate disease risk in previously arsenic exposed Chilean adults. When she is not playing in lab, she enjoys conducting experiments in the kitchen, playing soccer in local adult
leagues, and eating her way around the bay area.