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Julie Kowalski, JA Kowalski Science Support LLC

Julie Kowalski is a technical consultant serving primarily the cannabis, hemp and food testing markets. She partners with clients offering technical expertise and advise taking advantage of her over 20 years of laboratory experience. She specializes in developing fit-for-purpose technical programs and customized training for laboratory staff. Julie has a passion for analytical chemistry, training and the cannabis testing industry, starting work on cannabis testing in 2011. Julie is a sought-after speaker and trainer focusing on educational presentations on various aspects of analytical chemistry. Julie earned her graduate degree in Analytical Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University. Her professional experience includes troubleshooting, method development and validation for GC, GC-MS, LC, and LC-MS/MS with expertise in pesticide residue analysis and chromatography method development. She worked at a technology provider for over ten years developing methods and products including designing reference materials for specific applications. Recently Julie served as Scientific Director and Chief Scientific Officer for a cannabis testing lab. She has previously served as the President and Program chair of the North American Chemical Residue Workshop, served on AOAC Expert Review Panels, the Cannabis Scientific Task Force for Washington State and is currently co- chairing the AOAC CASP Chemistry Working Group. She is a member of the CASP PT and Training working groups. Julie is also a member of the AOAC CASP Proficiency Testing Task Force. In addition to technical skills, Julie is an auditor for an accreditation body working primarily with laboratories seeking accreditation to ISO 17025.

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