Molly Schuman-Goodier

 Molly is a PhD candidate at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, USA who is conducting research in the Philippines supported by CORIGAP, as well as an NAU/NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) fellowship, and a NAU/NSF GK-12 Teaching fellowship.

Molly's research topic is about investigating the effects of endocrine disrupting pesticides used in rice agriculture on amphibians. Over 127 different pesticides have been identified as endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs), which interfere with vertebrate endocrine pathways to disrupt fundamental developmental and reproductive processes. Her research results would help provide information on sustainable rice agricultural practices, and address concerns linking pesticide use to biodiversity declines and human health.