Dr. Monika Roy is a recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst where she completed a PhD in the Environmental Health Sciences department. She worked under the mentorship of Dr. Alicia Timme-Laragy studying developmental toxicology, using zebrafish to investigate the emerging contaminant 3,3'-dichlorobiphenyl (PCB-11) and its effects on the developing liver and pancreas. During her time at UMass Amherst, she was supported through an NIH T32 Predoctoral Traineeship through the UMass Amherst Biotechnology Training Program, and then through an NIH F31 Predoctoral Fellowship. She received numerous awards over the years, including the SOT GIFT award to pursue an internship with Emulate Bio, the SOT Women in Toxicology Vera W. Hudson and Elizabeth K. Weisburger Scholarship Fund award, and the SOT Northeast Chapter "Paper of the Year" award. Dr. Roy is now a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the UMass Lowell Center for Sustainable Production working under the mentorship of Dr. Joel Tickner. She is playing a leading role in several projects that focus on sustainable chemicals management policies and frameworks, and is helping to advance a newer society called the Association for the Advancement of Alternatives Assessments (A4).