Roles and Responsibilities
As the Safety Advisor, Magdalena proactively builds relationships with University and University-affiliate research personnel to facilitate the delivery of high-quality safety services and guidance across a broad range of disciplines throughout the University’s expansive research enterprise and multiple campuses. Magdalena maintains a client-focused approach and is accountable for assessing research safety procedures and practices and developing creative, sustainable and compliant solutions that meet the operational needs of research personnel and are consistent with University standards and best practices. Through collaborations with EH&S colleagues and various University stakeholders and affiliates, Magdalena ensures effective and efficient implementation and management of biological, chemical and radiation safety program elements in alignment with the Research Safety Program Strategic Plan.
Magda received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in chemistry from The City College of New York. During her academic years she actively worked as a research assistant and gained teaching experience by working as an adjunct lecturer for the chemistry laboratory courses. Prior to joining EH&S at Columbia she worked for NYSDEC where she earned experience in environmental field.