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
Soledad Calvino, Public Affairs Specialist
Office of Public Affairs, Region 9
San Francisco, CA
As a Public Affairs Specialist, I get to work with all the different EPA offices in the region and HQ. Read more about Soledad Calvino.
Yvette T. Collazo, Director
Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), Washington, DC
I am the Director for the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. Read more about Yvette T. Collazo.
Joel Corona, Senior Economist
Office of Water - Immediate Office
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.
Rafael DeLeon, Esq., Deputy Director
Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance - Office of Site Remediation Enforcement
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.
Fabiola Estrada, Life Scientist
Region 9 - Pesticides Section
Southern California Field Office
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.
Sally Gutiérrez, Acting Director
Office of Water-Water Permits Division
Office of Wastewater Management
Currently, I oversee the wastewater permitting program for the United States. Read more about Sally Gutiérrez.
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.
Nadtya Y. Hong, Esq., Environmental Scientist
Office of International and Tribal Affairs - Latin America and Caribbean Team
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.
Gilberto "Tito" Irizarry, Director
Office of Land and Emergency Management - Preparedness & Response Operations Division
I am the Director of the Office of Preparedness & Response Operations Division in the Office of Emergency Management. Read more about Gilberto "Tito" Irizarry.
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.
Grace Robiou, Branch Chief
Office of Water - Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds
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.
Elias Rodríguez, Public Information Officer
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.
Matthew Tejada, Director
Office of Environmental Justice
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