Staff Scientist, Health & Environment program
Veena Singla focuses on creating healthier indoor and outdoor spaces by reducing or eliminating the use of toxic chemicals—especially those that pose hazards to vulnerable populations. She leads work on groundbreaking policies that attempt to establish frameworks for safer chemical evaluation and substitution. Prior to joining NRDC, Dr. Singla worked primarily on flame-retardant chemicals as a senior scientist with the Green Science Policy Institute; she has also worked as a postdoctoral teaching fellow at Stanford University and as an adjunct faculty member at the University of San Francisco. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in cell biology from the University of California, San Francisco. She is based in San Francisco.