From Brooklyn, NY and Bayonne, NJ, by way of California, Dr. Jane Mantey worked over the last five years for the California state government, focusing on environmental policymaking and regulation. In California, Jane worked for five years in state government at CalRecycle and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control focused on environmental policymaking and regulation. She was previously also a staffer for Assembly member Reginald B. Jones-Sawyer, Sr. in the California State Legislature, and she taught anatomy and physiology courses at American River College. A graduate of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, Jane earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences in 2014, with emphases in Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Physiology. Her dissertation research focused on how smoke-based pollutants found on grilled and smoked foods can cause colorectal cancer when ingested. A two-time historically Black college/university (HBCU) graduate, she also received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, MD. Jane is a staunch advocate for environmental and food justice, health equity, and science, technology, engineering, art, math, music (S.T.E.A.M.M.) education and literacy, and hopes to collaborate across the TCU community to forge connections between CRES and departments in the sciences.