Alex Stone, Sc.D., is a senior chemist at the Washington State Department of Ecology. Dr. Stone has a BS in chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy New York, an MS in Environmental Engineering and Science from the University of Washington in Seattle and a Doctor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Oslo in Oslo, Norway. He has worked as a chemist for the Washington State Department of Ecology for the past 17 years. He currently functions as the Safer Chemical Alternative Chemist for the Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction Program. Alex works on a number of chemistry related projects including Washington’s Chemical Action Plans, safer chemical alternative assessments and Children’s Safe Product Act. Alex also acts as an advisor to Ecology management on chemical policy and other chemistry-related issues.