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Distinguished Alumni Award


Leah Riter, College of Science Distinguished Alumni Award

Leah Riter will be presented with a Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Science in April. She earned a doctorate in analytical chemistry under the guidance of Professor R. Graham Cooks in 2001.

Dr. Riter is the Global Technology Pipeline Manager in Regulatory Scientific Affairs at Bayer Crop Science. She partners with regulatory and R&D leaders and experts across the global agricultural scientific community to evaluate safety and improve public awareness of new technologies.

Previously she held several positions of increasing responsibility in Environmental Safety at Bayer where she led strategic innovations and technical aspects of analytical chemistry supporting human and environmental risk assessment.

Dr. Riter is an active leader in the American Chemical Society, where she currently serves as the Division of Agrochemicals Councilor, and on the Divisional Activities Committee as well as the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Editorial Advisory Board. She is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society and a Bayer Senior Science Fellow.