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Profiles of Members of the Native-American Community at EPA: Secody Hubbard

Profiles of Members of the Native-American Community at EPA

Secody Hubbard

Secody Hubbard, Environmental Protection Specialist
Superfund Division
San Francisco, CA

Where were you born?

Ganado, Arizona.

What is your tribal affiliation?

Diné (Navajo).

What brought you to EPA?

I was interested in EPA’s mission and I wanted to work on environmental policies affecting Indian country and its people.

Describe the type of work you do at EPA.

I work with the Navajo Nation government in addressing environmental issues at abandoned uranium mines.

Did you go to vocational school or college? What was your major?

I went to college at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, where I got my bachelors in health services administration. Then I continued my education and got a masters in public administration and a Ph.D. in public policy.  

What message would you like to send other American Indians/Alaska Natives who are considering college or a career in environmental protection?

In my opinion, American Indians and Alaskan Natives need more professionals in managerial and policy areas, as well as professionals trained in the sciences, to better address environmental issues in Indian Country. 

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