Alexis Temkin recently joined the investigative science team at the Environmental Working Group. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Connecticut College in 2010. She began her research career at Columbia University Medical Center working as a lab technician studying the molecular mechanisms responsible for environmental influence on gene regulation. She attended the Medical University of South Carolina, where she earned a Ph.D. in marine biomedicine and environmental sciences. She studied how exposure to environmental chemicals during development can influence adult disease, specifically obesity and metabolic syndrome.