Ms. Dawson attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she obtained a Master of Science degree in Health Physics with a concentration in Environmental Health Physics. Her thesis project in graduate school focused on determining how to effectively structure a risk-based bioassay program for uranium usage in university laboratories. While pursuing her Master’s, she interned with the radiological health and engineering department at National Security Technologies, LLC located at the Nevada National Security Site and with the radiation protection programs group at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
To supplement her interest in community outreach related to fostering the interest of youth in science related fields, Ms. Dawson actively participated in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’s student chapter of the American Nuclear Society’s community outreach initiative with the Boy Scouts of America’s Nuclear Merit Badge, the Health Physics Society, and served on the collegiate and regional boards of the National Society of Black Engineers. After graduating, Ms. Dawson joined West Physics in January 2018 where she is currently working as a Health Physicist.
Ms. Dawson is originally from Fort Valley, Georgia.
- Master of Science in Health Physics – University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- Bachelor of Science in Health Physics – University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- Bachelor of Science in Biology – Fort Valley State University
Mr. Algeo graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Health Physics. In college, he was an intern for a nuclear power company, and became certified as a radiation emergency responder. After graduating college, Mr. Algeo joined West Physics in January 2018. He is currently working as a Health Physicist.
Mr. Algeo is originally from West Chester, Pennsylvania
- Bachelor of Science in Health Physics – Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
- Sigma Pi Sigma – Physics Honor Society
- Health Physics Society
Ms. Cuff graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, as a dual major, with a B.S. in Health Physics and a B.A. in Anthropology. While in college she interned in the ALARA department at a nuclear power plant, became certified as a radiation emergency responder, participated in a research project on investigating radon levels, and did field work at an archaeological site in New Mexico. After graduating college, Ms. Cuff joined West Physics in August 2016. She is currently working as a Health Physicist.
Ms. Cuff is originally from Ringtown, Pennsylvania
- Bachelor’s of Science in Health Physics – Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
- Bachelor’s of Arts in Anthropology – Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
- Sigma Pi Sigma – Physics Honors Society
- Lambda Alpha – Anthropology Honors Society
- Health Physics Society
Mr. Jia joined West Physics after earning his Master of Science Degree in Health Physics at Oregon State University. His graduate work included calibrating and operating HPGe detectors as well as using Monte Carlo methods to simulate and calculate absorbed fractions in mathematical models for multiple energies and various incident radiation types. In his last year of graduate school, Mr. Jia participated in a research group conducting risk assessment of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, and his work involved evaluating the Hanford Site’s environmental remediation efforts in the context of both federal and state regulatory requirements.
Mr. Jia is originally from Zhejiang, China.
- Master of Science in Health Physics – Oregon State University
- Bachelor of Science in Health Physics – Oregon State University