- B.Sc., High Honors, Chemistry, Florida International University, 1989
- American Chemical Society (1989 – Present)
- Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (1997 – present)
- English (United States)
- Spanish (Venezuela)
Ms. Ponte brings over 30 years in the agrochemical CRO industry supporting pesticide registration. In addition, she has applied her extensive knowledge of environmental fate to support the industrial chemicals, consumer products and pharmaceutical industries in environmental risk assessment.
Ms. Ponte's areas of expertise include environmental fate, analytical residue, metabolism (soil, plant, animal), metabolite identification, radiolabel (14C, 3H) and stable label (13C, 2H, 15N) techniques, study development, design and management to fulfill the requirements of global regulatory agencies (EPA FIFRA, OECD, PMRA, JMAFF etc.) for product registration. She specializes in compounds with complex and challenging chemistries.
During her CRO tenure, Ms. Ponte was responsible for the financial and operational management of a laboratory with up to 51 employees. She served as subject matter expert for the CRO US agrochemical division for environmental fate and metabolism, including submitting responses to regulatory agencies. Ms. Ponte conducted/managed over 300 studies for agrochemical, industrial and consumer product industries for submission to US and international regulatory agencies.