Friday, May 22, 2009

Additional Speaker: Nicole Gatto - May 24th

Nichole Gatto holds a Master degree in Public Health and a PhD in Epidemiology and has over 15 years of experience in health science research. She is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at UCLA where she teaches and does research on genetic, environmental and occupational risk factors for Parkinson’s disease, with a specific focus on the role of pesticides in the disease. Nicole serves as Director of Public Health and Safety on the Highland Park Neighborhood Council, and can be found on Friday evenings at the Eagle Rock farmer’s market where she volunteers for the Sweredowski family farm. Nicole is the founder and director of the Milagro Allegro Community Garden in Highland Park, which broke ground on February 21th and celebrated its grand opening on May 9th.

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