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On this site you will find information about these educational and training programs, designed to engage students and recent graduates in the environmental research performed at EPA. Whether you are interested in joining the programs, are a current participant, or are an EPA employee sponsoring or mentoring participants, our site has valuable information for you. We welcome you to learn more about our programs by selecting the category that best describes you.

Our participants are excited about the educational research they are doing

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    Krista Liguori

    During her fellowship with the EPA, Krista Liguori assisted in developing water quality criteria and provided expertise on human health effects of water contamination for the Office of Science and Technology.

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    Gaida Mahgoub

    During her ORISE fellowship, Gaida Mahgoub had the opportunity to propose new questions to the U.S Census to better gauge national wastewater infrastructure

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    Alexandra Bijak

    During her fellowship with the EPA, Alexandra Bijak developed methods to simplify environmental
    monitoring data analysis and communicate results more easily with state partners and policy-makers.
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    Kevin Hollerbach

    During his ORISE fellowship with the EPA, Kevin Hollerbach combined his passions for the environment and education by harnessing the power of effective data visualization and using it to inform people on critical environmental issues.

  • “I am blessed to have supportive mentors who encourage me to grow and gain new skills, attend trainings, and present at conferences.”

    —Gaida Mahgoub
  • “I hope that my research is helping to inform the average American about the important work being done by the EPA, and how every American has the opportunity to help the environment within their sphere of influence.”

    —Kevin Hollerbach
  • "This is a great program for recent graduates interested in learning how science informs federal monitoring and policy."

    —Alexandra Bijak
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Participants will have opportunities to collaborate with other EPA and academic scientists to further his or her professional development and will be encouraged to publish their research and give presentations.