Ms. Thea Cooper has been working in contract research for nearly 15 years. She obtained her MSci in Chemistry at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, and is a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. She was previously at Covance as a research analyst in the environmental fate and plant metabolism department and progressed through the laboratory to study supervisor. In her current role at Smithers, she serves as a Study Director for environmental fate and plant metabolism studies. She recently presented at both IUPAC and SETAC conferences on soil photolysis.