Profiles of Members of EPA's Asian-American and Pacific Islander Community: Ahmed Amanulah
Ahmed Amanulah, Senior Engineer
ICIS-AIR Program Manager Targeting, Data & Measures Branch
Atlanta, GA (EPA Region 4)
Where were you born?
What brought you to EPA?
As a senior engineer in EPA’s southeastern regional office, I oversee all aspects of air pollution compliance and enforcement data analysis requirements as prescribed by EPA’s national program policies. I work with data management personnel from 24 air agencies within Region 4. I’m also responsible for developing training needs for all applicable agencies within our region in order to maintain and manage all necessary reporting requirements.
What type of work do you do at EPA?
I manage air reporting requirements under the Clean Air Act for 9,000 facilities in R4. I work very closely with state and local agencies, industry and the general public. As the senior engineer, I’m responsible for leading a team that collects and analyzes the scientific data necessary for the agency to make sound decisions and develop environmental policy.
What is your highest level of education? What was your major?
I have a B.S. in mechanical engineering with a minor in information technology.
What message would you like to send other Asian Americans who are considering college or a career in environmental protection?
For anyone considering a career in environmental science or environmental protection, I recommend a lot of patience and commitment. While obtaining results, at times, may be a very slow process, the end results are by far very rewarding.