Seth Barna

Seth Michael Barna

Address: Tompkins Hall of Engineering
District Of Columbia
United States
[email protected]

Seth Barna is a Ph.D. Candidate in Environmental and Energy Management at GW. He has bachelor's degrees in Biology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia, he received his master’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University in NYC. 


George Washington University

School of Engineering and Applied Science, Washington, DC (August 2016 - Present)

  • Ph.D. Candidate with Merit-Based Scholarships from the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE), Environmental and Energy Management (EEM) Program 
  • Web development for EMSE Department, EEM Program and EEM Institute websites
  • Professional Online Course Development for Renewable Energy and Finance courses
  • Teaching Assistant for the Environmental Management EMSE 6220 course

Columbia University

Environmental Science and Policy, Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.), School of International and Public Affairs, New York City, NY (May 2004 - July 2005)

  • Research focused on the Climate Stewardship Act proposals 2003-2005
  • Capstone Project provided technical research for the New York City Hybrid Taxi Program with NRDC

University of Virginia

Bachelor Degrees in Biology & Environmental Sciences, School of Arts and Science, Charlottesville, VA (August 1998 - June 2002)

  • Concentrations in Organismal Biology and Field Ecology

Professional Experience

Director, Chemical Products and Technology

American Chemistry Council, Washington, DC (June 2011 - November 2013)

  • Managed 10 environmental research and advocacy groups, including; bio-based chemistry, lithium materials, and metal catalysts
  • Coordinated research on hydraulic fracing, hydrogen fuel, and oxygen combustion

Program Manager

Ozone Transport Commission, Washington, DC (January 2006 - June 2010)

  • Devloped for air-quilaty policy for the Northeast States
  • Mangaged Stationary & Area Source, Mobile Source, and Modeling Committees

Biological Laboratory Technician

University of Georgia, Athens, GA (November 2002 - October 2003)

  • Applied the tools of molecular biology and biotechnology to develop and use animal models in environmental and biomedical research 
  • Designed and performed novel genetic and toxicological experiments for observing DNA damage

Quality Control Technician 

Shenandoah's Pride Dairy, Springfield, VA (June 2002 - November 2002)

  • Performed testing according to Standard Methods for Dairy Laboratory Examination
  • Complied with Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC) specifications