Born and raised in San Diego, Sydney wanted a college as close to the beach as possible and attended the University of California, Los Angeles. At UCLA, she received her B.S. in psychobiology with a focus in conservation biology and was involved with numerous on and off campus organizations. During her academic career, she worked as a research assistant in both the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Research Lab and the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
After graduating, Sydney moved to Washington, D.C, and become an official East Coaster. She is extremely passionate about both human health and the environment, and was drawn to EWG because of its mission to encourage people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. Sydney is stoked to be a part of EWG’s research team and assist on its consumer guides and databases. When not at work, you can find her spending time outdoors, soaking up all the sun she can before hibernating for the non-California winter. Sydney is a fan of scuba diving, collecting vinyl records, binge watching Harry Potter, and obsessing over all animals, especially llamas.