My name is Amy Ferraro Whitsett and I live in Northeastern Massachusetts with my family which includes our Australian shepherd and new French bulldog puppy.
My goal is to provide information about chemicals in personal care and household items and simple steps on how to reduce exposure. As these items are not really regulated in the United States, it is our responsibility to learn more and how they may impact our health. This site feeds also my interests in healthy living and public health, jewelry making design, cooking, lets me post gratuitous pictures of my garden, and gives me an outlet to blog about how much I love yoga, but am still working at keeping my mind on my mat. As a cancer survivor, this website and Beautycounter's mission are deeply personal to me. I want to help.
I am a management consultant working in the government, non-profit, and health and human services space. I graduated from Mount Holyoke College and have a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. I have a certificate in Nutrition and Healthy Living from Cornell University.
I completed the online Anti-Cancer Lifestyle program developed by the nonprofit Anticancer Lifestyle Foundation, and the Payson Center for Cancer Care, at Concord Hospital in Concord, New Hampshire. The program is based on Anticancer: A New Way of Life, by Dr. David Servan-Schreiber and includes a module on environmental risk factors including chemicals. I also completed a month-long master class entitled "Talking Toxins" with Lara Adler.