Profiles of Americans with Disabilities at EPA: Anthony Napoli
Anthony Napoli, MPA
Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator
Diversity, Recruitment, and Employee Services Division
Office of Administration and Resources Management
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Where were you born?
Rochester, New York
What is your highest level of education? What was your major?
I hold a Master of Public Administration from American University.
What brought you to EPA?
I joined EPA through the agency’s intern program. I have always had the aspiration and inspiration to protect the environment and serve my country, and to make changes that impact not just in the federal workforce and the nation but also the world and beyond.
What kind of work do you do at EPA?
I assist the agency as one of the National Diversity & Inclusion coordinators to strengthen diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunity activities and programs. In my capacity as the agency’s Diversity & Inclusion Liaison for the Disability Employment, Federal Women’s and American Indian/Alaska Native Employment Programs, I draft agency-wide policy changes and agency actions to senior officials. I also coordinate outreach programs or activities and help lead working groups, or subcommittees. As a Liaison for my office, one of my previous outreach activities was to conduct a career mock interview for deaf/hard of hearing students at Gallaudet University and the National Institute for the Deaf to strengthen their chances of employment opportunities. I currently co-chair the Transgender Workgroup and work with a team of champions. We just made history and finalized a milestone EPA Order and was issued in June of 2016 protecting Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Employees. I love what I do, making a difference and I have a great team.
What message would you like to send to young Americans with disabilities considering going to college or a career in environmental protection?
Please join me and positively change the world and make it a better place to live in!