Alyssa Weber, CSP is a Corporate EHS Engineer with MilliporeSigma in Burlington, MA. While earning her dual MS/BS in Environmental, Health and Safety from Rochester Institute of Technology, Alyssa has worked across a variety of industries including mil-aero, energy, and electronics manufacturing. In her current position, she works with the corporate team of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, to improve safety performance among office, lab, and field employees worldwide. Through her work, Alyssa is committed to improving the lives of the employees by creating a culture of safety and following best-in-class programs and standards.
Alyssa has been involved with the Emerging Professionals Common Interest Group since she joined ASSP in the Summer of 2015. She is currently the CIG’s Professional Development chair. She also served on the Committee for the Society’s National Professional Development Conference. In addition to her involvement with ASSP, she in on the planning committee for the BioPharma EHS Forum, a networking group for EHS Professionals in the Life Science Industry. Alyssa earned her CSP certification in October of 2016.
The Young Professionals group has grown by leaps and bounds since I first called in to the AC meeting in the fall of 2015. We now have an even larger team of volunteers, with amazing ideas. I’ve worked alongside this team for three years, and as Assistant Administrator, my goal would be to support the projects that we already have in the pipeline while enabling our team to do even more. This would include:
- Working with the AC to create a vision and strategy for the next 5 years, or further.
- Providing resources to direct members and volunteers to other positions in the society.
- Regularly gathering feedback from members to improve our activities, including an exit survey
Of course, I want to continue the projects that we have been developing: webinars, mentoring, and our social media presence. Our ultimate goal is to create a space for students and emerging professionals to network and learn from each other, and where everyone feels welcome and supported.