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Ryan Furey

Social Science Researcher

Ryan Furey

“I’ve been fortunate to work with a team of social scientists who are using novel data sources to tackle the socioeconomic and cultural aspects of environmental issues. The social science team here has been attempting to use these forms of data to better understand how people behave around environmental resources, and I have been lucky to contribute to the work.”

Ryan Furey

Social Science Researcher

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Bailey Stearns

Science Communications Outreach Associate

Bailey Stearns

“If we can’t market the research to all of our stakeholders, we can’t engage them in the research process and encourage them to use our products. This makes our research and tools far less impactful.”

Bailey Stearns

Science Communications Outreach Associate

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Niko Ilias

Environmental Evaluation Support to the Gulf Ecosystem Measurement and Modeling Division (GEMMD)

Niko Ilias

“I figured if there was ever a career that I could believe in, it would be one where I could help protect what I love the most—our beautiful planet.”

Niko Ilias

Environmental Evaluation Support to the Gulf Ecosystem Measurement and Modeling Division (GEMMD)

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Chelsey Fattal Sooriyarachchi

Air Emissions Modeler

Chelsey Fattal Sooriyarachchi

“Although working at the EPA has been a great stepping stone [and air is an interesting fluid], I’d like to re-enter the realm of hydrological science and management in the near future, as I did during my undergraduate years at the University of Notre Dame. More specifically, my next trajectory is to get a Ph.D. in oceanography and water conservation, and then seek a career with the United Nations-Water organization.”

Chelsey Fattal Sooriyarachchi

Air Emissions Modeler

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jimenez-and-dad-in-puerto-rico.jpgMonica Jimenez, former EPA NSSC contractor, featured in Science Matters

Monica Jimenez, Ph.D., recently was featured in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Matters digital newsletter. Jimenez is a former contractor in the EPA’s National Student Services Center program, which is managed by ORAU.

As a pre-doctoral student at the EPA Human Studies Facility in Chapel Hill, N.C., Jimenez joined a research project in the Environmental Public Health Division within the Office of Research and Development. The project focuses on the adversepublic health impacts of environmental exposures, using human subject data and publicly available databases toinvestigate the human health effects of air and water pollutants and other environmental exposures.

Read more about Jimenez and her current work at EPA here: https://www.epa.gov/sciencematters/meet-epa-researcher-monica-jimenez-phd

HandshakeHandshake recognizes ORAU Workforce Solutions for Early Talent recruiting

ORAU Workforce Solutions is among the recipients of the first-ever Early Talent Awards from Handshake, the online early career community and job search platform. The Early Talent Awards recognize best-in-class early talent recruiting programs.

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About EPA National Student Services Contract (NSSC)

ORAU manages the NSSC under the Student Services Contracting Authority on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Selected applicants will become temporary employees of ORAU for the duration of the assignment, up to five years.