I My family and I have lived in Levittown since 2005 keeping ourselves busy with camping, hockey and school. Aside from obtaining my bachelor's of science from Misericordia University (Dallas, Pa) I have lived in Bucks County my entire life. My family has had connection to this area and its sustainability since my grandfather's family, the Loch's from what is now Loch Valley in Lehigh County farmed tomatoes for Campbell's Soup in the 1920's by horse and buggy to Trenton, NJ. I spent my childhood in volunteering at soup kitchens, getting badges as a girl scout, and playing sports.
After graduating from Pennsbury High School in 1999 I was accepted to what is now Misericordia University in Dallas, Pa. The time I spent at Misericordia University being the biological society president, university admissions facilitator, tutor, Circle of Friends mentor, teachers assistant and a resident among peers taught me the value of making wide community effort goals and connections to foster an understanding of how science and communities rely on each other and use that information to better themselves.
After graduating from Misericordia in 2003 with a B.S. of Science in Biology and minoring in Chemistry I was employed at Q.C. Inc., for 8 years in which I worked in the metals lab, as a project manager and finally in the water microbiology department. It was there where I became the Manager for the Microbiology Departments writing SOP's and preforming audits. It was during this time I saw the need for a free and clean water supply and the dangers of a community without that clean, available water. I also witnessed the inner workings of agencies both local and state reacting to water crisis's and their efforts in preserving clean water standards and maintain those protocols. It is these local and County-wide connections and reconnections that can make Bristol Township a more sustainable community while meeting the needs of residents. To date I work with the DRBC in efforts to keep waterways free of pollutants and safe from the effects of fracking. I have spoken at the Commissioners' meetings to describe the importance of clean water to children and the effects fracking will have on their water supply.
As of recent I have been participating in local clean-ups with friends from G.O.A.L. and the Bucks County Sierra Club and overall enjoying Spring! My intent is to make Bristol Township a greener and healthier place for all of our families. On June, 10th 2017 I was excited to lead a Ready For 100 event, #actonclimate, a national Sierra Club event which encouraged our communities to engage and voice their needs for environmental justice and clean energy transition. Both newly energized and veteran advocates from Doylestown, Crydon, Philadelphia as well as other Bucks County towns came out to Bath Road at the Bristol Township Municipal Building in the sunshine to gather and rally. The goal of the rally was to raise awareness with our signs and voices to bring about a shift of local majority opinion on renewable jobs and technology and also to push local elected officials to react and deliver on the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. Please visit #actonclimate for photos or https://www.facebook.com/ann.dicampello.