Hanford High alum to talk on Ebola outbreak work

A Richland native will speak about her work in Sierra Leone during the Ebola outbreak in 2014 during an Oct. 30 presentation at Washington State University Tri-Cities.

Emily Pieracci, who graduated from Hanford High School in 1998 and earned a degree in veterinary medicine from WSU in 2009, was one of the Centers for Disease Control’s initial responders to the Ebola outbreak as an epidemic intelligence service officer.

Her presentation, “Stalking Ebola: A Disease Detective’s Journey Through Sierra Leone,” is at 1 p.m. in the East Building auditorium on the WSU Tri-Cities Richland campus.