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Profiles of African Americans at EPA: Sharon Hilliard

Profiles of African Americans at EPA

Sharon Hilliard

Sharon Hilliard, Human Resources Specialist
Office of Mission Support
Washington, DC

Where were you born?

Washington, DC.

What brought you to EPA?

I initially came to EPA in 2005 to serve as a technical contractor on a project to transfer our payroll system to a new service.

What type of work do you do at EPA?

Primarily, I ensure that our human resources and payroll systems meet federal requirements.  I also manage efforts to support contracts, interagency agreements, and systems, while ensuring that confidential or personal information is protected.

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

I have a masters in business administration and health care administration.

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

Increasing your awareness and knowledge of environmental protection is a rewarding experience. By pursuing an education, you can later follow various career paths that will allow you to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Through a wide variety of fields in the sciences, public health, economics, and law, you can protect the environment and have a life-changing experience for all.

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