Michelle Kerr

Michelle Kerr works as a Chemist and Group Leader in US Environmental Protection Agency's Region 5 Analytical Services Branch, Mass Spectrometry Group. She has been on-staff with US EPA for 10 years, four of which were in the Superfund Division managing clean ups of National Priorities List hazardous waste sites. Her previous experience included research fellowships at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and EPA’s Chicago Regional Laboratory, and a position in the Wastewater Treatment Process Research Group at the world’s largest wastewater treatment plant (Stickney Water Reclamation Plant). In the last several years at EPA, Michelle has developed and contributed to laboratory analytical capacity for several organic methods. She has been commended for developing the lab’s data deliverable format during the Flint, MI Drinking water response, for contributions to the Branch's transition to electronic records, and for other emergency response support on incidents of national significance.

Michelle also currently holds an Adjunct Faculty position with Roosevelt University’s Department of Biological, Chemical, and Physical Sciences. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Roosevelt University and a Master of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Earth and Environmental Sciences concentrating in Geochemistry.

Contact Information: kerr.michelle@epa.gov; 312-886-8961