Jocylin attended Houghton College in Western, NY, majoring in Sociology and minoring in political science, environmental science, and philosophy. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree, Jocylin joined the Peace Corps as a Community Natural Resource Advisor in the West African country of Benin for two years. While in the Peace Corps, Jocylin helped a county government with reforestation efforts and waste management techniques.
Jocylin went on to obtain an Environmental Science master’s and a master’s in Public Affairs. While pursuing her masters, Jocylin worked on environmental policy at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, DC. She pursued a doctorate degree in Environmental Toxicology at Texas Tech University. Jocylin used data from short-term laboratory experiments to develop mathematical models that predict the long-term effects of organic chemicals on sea turtle cells.
In January 2020, Jocylin rejoined the EPA as a postdoctoral computational toxicologist. Her current work focuses on developing virtual human embryo models for computational simulations of toxicological experiments. As a minority and having grown up impoverished, Jocylin especially enjoys sharing science and her story with underrepresented populations.
My journey to becoming a scientist as a woman, racial minority, and underprivileged individual
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