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Profiles of Members of EPA's Asian-American and Pacific Islander Community

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.

Profiles of Members of EPA's Asian-American and Pacific Islander Community

Alejandro "Alex" E. Almario, Biologist and Field Research Coordinator
Office of Research and Deveolpment
Gulf Ecology Division
Gulf Breeze, FL

I am responsible for all aspects of field support for scientists conducting estuarine research in the Gulf of Mexico and southeastern United States in support of the EPA's Office of Research and Development. Read more about Alejandro Almario.

Alex Almario

Ahmed Amanulah, Senior Engineer
Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division
Atlanta, GA (EPA Region 4)

I work in the division that delivers clean air and safe chemical programs to eight southeastern states in our region. Read more about Ahmed Amanulah.

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Elle Chang, Program Analyst
Office of International and Tribal Affairs
American Indian Environmental Office
Washington, DC

My primary responsibilities include supporting the needs of the EPA tribal program through maintaining partnerships within the agency and beyond, and assisting with various tribal policy matters. Read more about Elle Chang.

Elle Chang

Enid Chiu, Environmental Engineer
Water Protection Division
Philadelphia, PA (EPA Region 3)

I help implement the drinking water program for the District of Columbia. I also serve as the regional coordinator for the multilingual outreach initiative, Beyond Translation, in Philadelphia, PA. Read more about Enid Chiu.

Enid Chiu

Jay Hua, Environmental Scientist
Water, Wetlands, Pesticides Division
Lenexa, KS (EPA Region 7)

I work in the division in Region 7 that ensures that pesticides products imported to the U.S. comply with environmental laws to better protect human health and the environment. Read more about Jay Hua.

Jay Hua

Louise Kitamura, Associate Director, Resource Management Staff
Office of Water
Washington, DC

I'm the associate director of the Resource Management Staff within the Office of Water. Read more about Louise Kitamura.

Louise Kitamura

Ryland (Shengzhi) Li, Attorney-Adviser
Office of General Counsel
Air and Radiation Law Office
Washington, DC

I practice law in the Office of General Counsel, with a focus on the Clean Air Act. Among other things, I counsel clients in the Office of Air and Radiation on federal biofuel laws, which support the use and research of plant-based fuels. Read more about Ryland (Shengzhi) Li.

Ryland Li

David Magdangal, Environmental Engineer
Office of Compliance & Enforcement, Pesticides & Toxics Unit
Seattle, WA (EPA Region 10)

As an inspector and case developer for the Office of Compliance and Enforcement, Pesticides and Toxics Unit, I work with two environmental laws, Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act and the Emergency Planning Community Right-to-Know Act. Read more about David Magdangal.

David Magdangal

Lisa Pham, Environmental Engineer
Water Quality Protection Division
Dallas, TX (Region 6)

I am coordinating aquifer exemption projects of Region 6’s Office of Water and managing the Underground Injection Control (UIC) programs in New Mexico. Read more about Lisa Pham.

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Hillol Ray, Civil and Environmental Engineer
Compliance Assurance and Enforcement Division
Water Quality Enforcement Branch
Dallas, TX (EPA Region 6)

In July 1992, I was appointed as the Program Manager to oversee and coordinate the Drinking Water Quality Enforcement in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Read more about Hillol Ray.

Hillol Ray

Harry Shah, Environmental Engineer
Multimedia Division
Dallas, TX

As an Environmental Engineer, I coordinate with one or more states in EPA Region 6, on a variety of technically complex requirements on treatment, storage, and disposal of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act hazardous waste, while providing oversight for hazardous waste permitting. Read more about Harry Shah.

Harry Shah

Piyachat Terrell, Branch Chief (Acting)
Diversity, Recruitment, & Employee Services Division
Washington, DC

I work with students to expose them to environmental careers. Read more about Piyachat Terrell.

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