Jessica Favorito

Image of Jessica FavoritoB.S. Chemistry,
Environmental Chemistry Track '12


I graduated from Stockton University in December, 2012. I have a BS in Chemistry under the Environmental Chemistry track and both Program Distinction and Magna Cum Laude Honors. I am currently in my fourth year of direct-to-PhD program in the Department of Crop & Soil Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech. My dissertation research involves analyzing the geochemistry of selenium contaminated phosphate mines soils from a field, bench and molecular-scale approach. Dr. Chirenje's courses, Remediation & Biotechnology, Environmental Pollution & Regulation, and Environmental Issues were challenging and provided the foundation for my knowledge of soil contamination. My undergraduate research project on the relationship of terpene compounds in Atlantic white cedar trees with deer browsing also prepared me with pertinent laboratory and analytical skills. I use the knowledge that I gained from Stockton University daily while furthering my degree. Without this, as well as the guidance an inspiration that I received from the faculty at Stockton, I would not be where I am today.