Junior Risk Analyst
Joined RSI in 2021
I completed my B.Sc. in Environmental Science with co-op and a specialization in Ecology at the University of Waterloo. During my co-op, I undertook various positions that provided me with valuable and unforgettable experiences.
In my first role, I worked as an Aquaculture Research Associate at HZ University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. My primary responsibilities included conducting nutrient uptake and water suitability experiments on two types of seaweed, Ulva lactuca and Caulerpa lentillifera, to evaluate the feasibility of expanding seaweed farming in Zeeland. During my time there, I had the opportunity to engage in various fieldwork activities - one memorable experience was helping with experimental plots and ecological sampling in the sea during low tide to improve oyster farming quality.
In my second position, I served as a Botany Collections Assistant at the Canadian Museum of Nature's Natural Heritage Campus, where my tasks included processing, record-keeping, and georeferencing backlog specimens from the Arctic for museum integration and research purposes.
In my last co-op, I worked with Risk Sciences International as a Junior Analyst, conducting research and literature reviews on food terrorism and adulteration, foodborne illnesses, and the COVID-19 epidemic, as well as participating in data collection and processing. I continued this role into my final year of undergrad and after graduation.
Current Focus at RSI
Rosanna currently conducts research on food safety, transportation, and climate change, assists with tool testing. Rosanna is also leading the software development of an innovative qualitative and quantitative climate resilience tool.
Rosanna enjoys building and customizing keyboards, reading, occasionally playing video games, bird watching (from her birdhouse), cooking, hiking, and traveling.