Profiles of Hispanics at EPA

At EPA, we protect human health and the environment every day.  EPA's diverse workforce, which includes a wide range of specialists -- scientists, lawyers, economists, accountants, emergency responders, managers, inspectors, and communicators -- brings a balance of perspectives to bear on every challenge we face.  We hope that these profiles will serve as an inspiration to others who are interested in protecting our planet.  en español


Profiles of Hispanics at EPA

Joel Corona, Senior Economist

Office of Water - Immediate Office
Washington, D.C.

I work for the Assistant Administrator and Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water on a variety of issues related to economics. Read more about Joel Corona.

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Rafael DeLeon, Esq., Deputy Director

Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance - Office of Site Remediation Enforcement
Washington, D.C.

I am the Deputy Director of the Office of Site Remediation Enforcement in the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance.  Read more about Rafael DeLeon.
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Fabiola Estrada, Life Scientist

Region 9 - Pesticides Office
San Francisco, CA

I am the lead for the regional Spanish-language pesticide safety outreach program. I help protect the health of farmworkers and their families by providing technical information through partnerships with multiple state agencies, community based organizations and media outlets.  Read more about Fabiola Estrada.

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Sally Gutiérrez, Director

Office of Research and Development - Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development and Support Program
Cincinnati, Ohio

I work on a new effort to support the development of environmental technology innovation clusters, which are regional collaborations that promote economic growth and innovation. Read more about Sally Gutiérrez.
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Neftalí Hernández-Santiago, Environmental Scientist

Region 7 - Drinking Water Management Branch
Kansas City, KS

I work with state partners in Missouri to make drinking water safe for millions of residents in the region. Read more about Neftalí Hernández-Santiago.
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Nadtya Y. Hong, Esq., Environmental Scientist

Office of International and Tribal Affairs - Latin America and Caribbean Team
Washington, D.C.

I manage environmental cooperation programs in the Latin American and Caribbean regions, with a special focus in the Andean region (Peru, Chile and Colombia). Read more about Nadtya Hong.

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Evelyn Rivera-Ocasio, Environmental Engineer

Region 2 - Caribbean Environmental Protection Division
San Juan, Puerto Rico

I’m the Assistant Regional Counsel at EPA’s Caribbean Environmental Protection Division. Read more about Evelyn Rivera-Ocasio.

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Grace Robiou, Branch Chief

Office of Water - Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds
Washington, D.C.

I am a branch chief in the Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds, in EPA’s Office of Water, managing the national programs on marine pollution control. Read more about Grace Robiou.

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Elias Rodríguez, Public Information Officer

Region 2
New York, NY

I’m the bilingual public information officer in Region 2, where I serve as an agency spokesperson for Hispanic media. I contribute regularly to EPA’s blog, Greening the Apple. Read more about Elias Rodríguez.

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Matthew Tejada, Director

Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance - Office of Environmental Justice
Washington, D.C.

I am responsible for all aspects of the office: personnel, budget, strategic planning, collaboration with other EPA offices, and grants.  Read more about Matthew Tejada.

Matthew Tejada

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