Title: Environmental Health Scientist
Company: DeVany Industrial Consultants
Location: Vancouver, Washington, United States
Mary C. DeVany, CSP, MS, CHMM, Environmental Health Scientist at DeVany Industrial Consultants, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in environmental services.
Inspired to make scientists’ fieldwork safer, Ms. DeVany enrolled at the University of Illinois after graduating from high school. By 1976, she earned a Bachelor of Science in biology, proceeding to attend the Loyola University of Chicago. One year later, she acquired a Master’s degree in biochemistry and physiobiology. In the years that followed, she became board-certified by the Safety Professionals of the Americas. She later became a Certified Safety Professional and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.
Since 1986, Ms. DeVany has demonstrated consistent success as the president of DeVany Industrial Consultants, where she works as an environmental health scientist. In previous years, she gained experience as the manager of safety training and environmental affairs at Union Carbide Corporation alongside her work as a hazard evaluator for the Factor Mutual Engineering Association. Outside of her primary ventures, Ms. DeVany loaned her expertise as a principal expert witness for FEMA Trailer’s studies after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In recognition of this work, she has been featured in papers all over the world.
An active member of her industry, Ms. DeVany maintains affiliation with numerous professional organizations. These include the International Sweatshop Taskforce, the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the American Chemical Society, among others. Reflecting on her myriad accomplishments, she attributes her success to consistent studying and self-discipline. Looking toward the future, Ms. DeVany hopes to continue volunteering and consulting. Further, she would love to continue taking on more interesting projects and protecting the health of both humanity and the environment.
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