Meet ORAU employee Matilda Jensen. Matilda is an ORAU contractor working under the National Student Services Contract (NSSC) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As a Human Capital Administrative Support Specialist, Matilda provides support to the Office of Resource Management within the Office of Research and Development and Human Capital Division located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
The Office of Resources Management is the premier provider of administrative and support services that enable and support research within the EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD). It is composed of five divisions with responsibility for extramural programs, budget planning/execution, human resources, safety, health and facilities, and accountability. Human Capital Division (HCD) provides leadership and expertise to the Office of Research & Development (ORD) on the impact and use of policies, procedures, programs, and organizational relationships related to the operation of human resources management.
Matilda works with ORD’s Office of Resources Management and Human Capital Division to process approval/training forms for scientists and other EPA employees. To ensure they receive all required training, she assists with workshops, conferences, and hands-on education. “These experiences help to improve research, networking, and communication within EPA and other organizations,” Matilda said.
Matilda was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and grew up in Washington D.C. “I thought I wanted to study business but fell in love with science and graduated from Purdue University in 2021 with a bachelor’s in Environmental Sustainability. I chose to pursue a career at the EPA, so I could continue to be involved with environmental issues,” Matilda said.
Matilda’s biggest accomplishment so far is successfully processing over 100 training forms for EPA to ensure individuals and groups receive the training and experience they need. In her free time, she enjoys experimenting in the kitchen and teaching cooking classes.