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Allison Waters

Allison Waters is an undergraduate student at Brown University concentrating in Environmental Studies and Economics. She is interested in the intersection of the fields of environmental health and economics, particularly the economic repercussions of unequal patterns of distribution of environmentally-related disease and evaluation of policy effectiveness. Allison has also worked with the Brown University Superfund Research Program on developing and evaluating environmental justice curricula for middle school and high school students in Rhode Island. In 2009, she and former CIRG member Alison Cohen presented the findings of their evaluation of a place-based, student-oriented environmental health justice curriculum for Rhode Island middle school students at the National Environmental Health Associationís annual conference. Allison has continued her involvement in environmental justice education through work with the Community Environmental College; a collaboration between the Brown University Superfund Research Program and the Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island. In addition, she also serves as the liaison between the Superfund Research Program Community Outreach Core and its community partner ENACT (Environmental Neighborhood Awareness Committee of Tiverton), an environmental justice community in Tiverton, RI.