Patti Atkins is a Senior Applications Scientist at Spex for over thirteen years. She is a graduate of Rutgers University in NJ and was laboratory supervisor for Ciba Specialty Chemicals. Patti conducted research and managed an air pollution research group within Rutgers University. She has been involved with many industry focused advisory & regulatory organizations including ASTM and NACRW. She is a frequent presenter at conferences and a published author with her work appearing in various journals and trade publications including Spectroscopy, LCGC and Cannabis Science and Technology where she is a columnist for analytical issues in cannabis testing.