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Meet a Participant

One of the best ways to learn about opportunities at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is through the eyes of a past participant.
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    Carl Sivels

    Carl Sivels, a fellow in the EPA Research Participation Program, is studying integrated waste management plans in tribal communities in order to improve existing waste management systems.
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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.

  • “This is an amazing opportunity to join a world-wide known entity and learn from high level professionals, and to learn skills and tools that are growing in terms of need. My overall experience has been a positive one.”

    —Carl Sivels
  • “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