Teniope Adewumi-Gunn

Teniope Adewumi-Gunn


Teniope Adewumi-Gunn is currently a doctoral candidate in the Environmental Health Sciences department at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Teniope’s research interests include applying industrial hygiene to underserved worker communities, sustainability, and environmental policy. She was previously the Environmental Justice Research and Policy Analyst for Black Women for Wellness, where she used her industrial hygiene skill set to engage community members to influence local, state, and national level policies that regulate the safety of chemical use in cosmetics and personal care products. She is a Women’s Policy Institute Fellow; Past Chair of the American Industrial Hygiene Association Student Local Section Council; and serves on the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Health and Safety Committee. In addition to numerous awards for her health and safety work, she was named a Radiant Woman of Action by Radiant Health Magazine. Her work has been featured in HuffPost Live, Cosmopolitan, Essence Online, Atlantic CityLab, Think Progress, and more. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences at California State University, San Bernardino and her Masters of Science at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Ph.D candidate
Environmental & Public Health
Environmental Justice
Environmental Policy & Law

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