Darci Ferrer
Darci Ferrer
Scientist
Chemical Regulation & Food Safety
District of Columbia

Ms. Ferrer is a Scientist in the Health Sciences Center for Chemical Regulation and Food Safety practice. She supports clients with pesticide product registrations in both the U.S. and Canada. Ms. Ferrer’s experience includes preparing and submitting end-use and me-too product registration applications, label amendments, and notifications to the US EPA.

Ms. Ferrer has several years experience in the cleaning products industry where her experience included environmental safety assessments for surfactants and soluble polymers, developing human toxicological datasets for cleaning product ingredients for risk assessments as part of industry product stewardship activities, and conducting environmental exposure assessments for down-the-drain chemicals, especially with iSTREEM® and E-Fast. Darci is also experienced with GIS.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Environmental Science, Johns Hopkins University, 2011
  • B.S., Biology, Winona State University, 2007
  • Chesapeake-Potomac Regional Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Past President/Ex Officio Board Member, 2018-2019

Publications

Development of an in-stream environmental exposure model for assessing down-the-drain chemicals in Southern Ontario. Ferrer DL and DeLeo PC. Water Quality Research Journal Nov 2017, 52 (4): 258-269; DOI: 10.2166/wqrj.2017.019.

iSTREEM: An approach for broad-scale in-stream exposure assessment of "down-the-drain" chemicals. Kapo KE, DeLeo PC, Vamshi R, Holmes CM, Ferrer D, Dyer SD, Wang X, White-Hull C. Integr Environ Assess Manag. Oct 2016;12(4):782-92. doi: 10.1002/ieam.1793.

Estimation of CO2 effluxes from suburban forest floor and grass using a process-based model. Chun JA, Szlavecz K, Bernard M, Ferrer D, Hom J, Saliendra N. Atmospheric Environment Nov 2014, 97: 346-352, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.08.044.

Environmental Safety of the Use of Major Surfactant Classes in North America. Cowan-Ellsberry C, Belanger S, Dorn P, Dyer S, McAvoy D, Sanderson H, Versteeg D, Ferrer D, Stanton K. Crit Rev Environ Sci Technol. Sept 2014: 44(17):1893-1993. doi: 10.1080/10739149.2013.803777

Occurrence and risk screening of alcohol ethoxylate surfactants in three U.S. river sediments associated with wastewater treatment plants. Sanderson H, van Compernolle R, Dyer SD, Price BB, Nielsen AM, Selby M, Ferrer D, Stanton K. Science of The Total Environment, Oct 2013, 463: 600-610 doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.05.047.

Presentations

Utilizing NHDPlus data to model chemical concentrations in U.S. rivers and streams under mean and low flow conditions for substances originating from municipal wastewater treatment plants. R. Vamshi, C. Holmes, and D. Ferrer. American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C. December 11, 2018.

ACI’s STEM Education Initiative. D. Ferrer. American Oil Chemists Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota. May 7, 2018.

Microbes in Your Laundry: Does Washing on 'Cold' Make a Difference? D. Ferrer. American Oil Chemists Society. Minneapolis, Minnesota. May 8, 2018.

Integrating treatment facility and river network information to model spatially-explicit environmental concentrations of down-the-drain substances: iSTREEM. Holmes, C. R. Vamshi, P. DeLeo, D. Ferrer, and S. Dyer. SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting, Brussels, Belgium. May 7–11, 2017.

Environmental Exposure Modeling of Cleaning Products. D. Ferrer. Personal Care Products Council Science Symposium and Expo. Alexandria, Virginia. October 25-26, 2016.

Spatial improvements leading to advances in down-the-drain chemical exposure modeling with iSTREEM® 2.0. D. Ferrer. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 7th World Congress and North America 37th Annual Meeting Orlando, Florida. November 6-10, 2016.

Broad-scale exposure modelling and risk assessment of consumer product ingredients: Applications and opportunities using the iSTREEM® model. Kapo, K., R. Vamshi, C. Holmes, P.C. DeLeo, and D. Ferrer. The International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (Pacifichem), Honolulu, HI. December 15–20, 2015.

Estimating environmental exposure concentrations for formulated consumer products at broad geographic scale – application of iSTREEM® for fragrance materials. D.L. Ferrer, P.C. DeLeo, K. Kapo, and C. Holmes. SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting, May, Barcelona, Spain. 2015.

Advancements in the assessment of micropollutants through the application of broad-scale “down-the-drain”exposure modelling. Kapo, K., R. Vamshi, C. Holmes, P. DeLeo, and D. Ferrer. SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting, May, Barcelona, Spain. 2015.

Geospatial data acquisition and management in the development of a web-based environmental exposure model for Southern Ontario. Darci Ferrer and Paul DeLeo. Central Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research & Canadian Wastewater Management Conference, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. March 5-7, 2014.

Geospatial data acquisition and management in the development of a web-based environmental exposure model for the Great Lakes basin. Darci Ferrer and Paul DeLeo. International Association for Great Lakes Research Annual Conference, Hamilton, Ontario. May 26-30, 2014.

Data acquisition for a North American geospatial environmental exposure model for “down-the-drain” home and personal care product chemicals. Ferrer, D.L., and P.C. DeLeo. SETAC North America 35th Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada. November 9–13, 2014.

Geospatial data acquisition and management for a web based environmental fate model. Darci Ferrer and Paul DeLeo, American Cleaning Institute. SETAC-CPRC Annual Spring Meeting. April 22, 2013.

Prior Experience

Senior Manager, Environmental Sciences, American Cleaning Institute, 2017-2019

Manager, Environmental Sciences, American Cleaning Institute, 2014-2017

Program Coordinator – Scientific, American Cleaning Institute, 2011-2014

Professional Affiliations

American Geophysical Union 2018-Present

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2011-Present

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Environmental Science, Johns Hopkins University, 2011
  • B.S., Biology, Winona State University, 2007
  • Chesapeake-Potomac Regional Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Past President/Ex Officio Board Member, 2018-2019