Amber Harshman is a second-year health physics Ph.D. student in the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences. She received her master’s degree in radiation health physics from Oregon State University and her Bachelor of Science in physics and astronomy from The Ohio State University. She is also a certified health physicist. Prior to starting the Ph.D. program at Colorado State University, Amber worked for Exelon Generation at Dresden Nuclear Station in Morris, Illinois as a health physicist for five years. She is originally from Columbus, Ohio.
Amber’s dissertation research is titled: “Dose Reconstruction Using Tooth Enamel from Wildlife Living in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone with Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Dosimetry.” She spent last summer collecting tooth specimens in Fukushima, Japan.