MS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Biology, 2000
BS, Virginia Tech, Biology, 1997, cum laude, Commonwealth Scholar
Commonwealth Scholar in Honors, Virginia Tech, 1997
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), 2003 - 2013
Society of Quality Assurance (SQA), 2004 - 2013
National Capital Area Regional Society of Quality Assurance (NCARSQA), 2003 - 2013
American Society for Microbiology (ASM), 1999 - 2001
North American Benthological Society (NABS), renamed Society for Freshwater Science, 1996 - 2002
Lara A. Hall is a staff Scientist at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Registered Quality Assurance Professional in Good Laboratory Practices (RQAP-GLP) with over a decade of experience in environmental research, study monitoring, and international regulatory support. Ms. Hall assists clients in placing and monitoring studies to assist with new chemicals, pesticides, biocides, and endocrine disruptor testing programs (domestic and international); developing testing plans for chemicals that are subject to regulatory approval; and assessing studies for conformance with testing guidelines, data compensation, and regulatory and GLP requirements.
A passion for aquatic ecology born during undergraduate field work with the Virginia Tech Department of Biology's "Stream Team" has led Ms. Hall through a distinguished career, including positions at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Environmental Sciences Division; the Stroud Water Research Center, where she led field research and was responsible for data management and quality assurance (QA) and control; and most recently as senior scientist and QA auditor at a toxicology consulting firm where she monitored and quality assured ecotoxicology, environmental fate, physical-chemical properties, product chemistry, and analytical method validation studies from protocol development through final reporting.