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Profiles of African Americans at EPA: Shakeba Carter-Jenkins

Profiles of African Americans at EPA

Shakeba Carter-Jenkins

Shakeba Carter-Jenkins, Public Affairs Specialist
Office of Public Affairs
Washington, DC

Where were you born?

Brooklyn, New York.

What brought you to EPA?

I came to the agency through an honors intern program and have been here ever since.

What type of work do you do at EPA?

I serve as a liaison for the health industry. Among my duties, I help develop key relationships with stakeholders that often lead to national partnerships, which result in greater collaboration on environmental health issues.  I also collaborate with other program offices to develop creative engagement plans to communicate our health messages and strengthen our partnerships. I also serve as a mentor.

What is your highest level of education? What was your major?

I have a bachelors in marketing with a minor in communications from the University of Maryland.

What message would you like to send other Black/African Americans who are considering college or a career in environmental protection?

Becoming a doctor or scientist isn’t the only way to save lives.  I would like other African Americans to know that at EPA, the staff works hard every day to bring awareness to the public about issues affecting their health, now and for future generations. I truly enjoy meeting people and talking about the work that I do for the environment.

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