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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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Allison Eames

Research Associate

Allison Eames

“I’ve always wanted to combine my interests in science with more personal, concrete work, so public health is a great fit for me.”

Allison Eames

Research Associate

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Victoria Kurker

Ecotoxicology Research Support Associate

Victoria Kurker

“The opportunities at MED (Mid-continent Ecology Division) and the supportive work environment has made this job one of my favorites. ”

“My goal is to reduce someone’s suffering and worry by ensuring that they have a safe and clean environment to live in. I want to make an impact, no matter how small, in preventing people from getting sick from their environment.”

Victoria Kurker

Ecotoxicology Research Support Associate

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Faye Andrews

Student Services Contractor

Faye Andrews
 “Through my career in public health, I have always been passionate about protecting community health and understanding how environmental contamination harms populations.”

Faye Andrews

Student Services Contractor

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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.