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RTP Speakers Bureau

EPA-RTP Speakers & Presentations

COVID-19 UPDATE: All in-person presentations are temporarily paused while our EPA-RTP staff are working remotely. We are currently taking requests for virtual presentations only. 


  • Requests limited to two speakers per event.
  • Please do not submit requests to our speakers for presentation topics not listed on their profile.
  • If you have a large event and would like to request multiple speakers from EPA, or would like to ask about additional topics not listed, Contact the Speakers Bureau for assistance.
Presentation Title(s) Speaker Name
  • Air Quality Basics
  • Air Quality Monitoring
  • Marine Mammals of the Eastern U.S.
Lauren Bamford
  • Mold and Bacteria Remediation and Prevention
Doris A. Betancourt, Ph.D.*
  • Air Quality
  • Careers at EPA
Chelsea Berg
  • Nantechnology in Consumer Products
Peter Byrley
  • Financial Management/Accounting/Business Management/Careers/Budgeting
Carmelita Chadwick-Gallo
  • General Overview of Air Pollution (background, legislation, sampling techniques, modeling)
  • Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
  • Careers at EPA

Rachelle Duvall, Ph.D.

  • Ultraviolet Radiation Monitoring
  • Atmospheric Pollutant Monitoring
  • Software/Model Development
  • Engineering and Scientific Careers - Government and Military Laboratories and Private Industry
  • Mercury Monitoring Research
  • Science Instruction
  • Mathematics Instruction
Eric S. Hall
  • Interpersonal Skills for the Technical Professional (or What Scientists and Engineers Look Like to the Rest of Us)
  • Positioning Yourself for Success: Understanding the Importance of Personal Brand Management and Social Capital
  • Preparing for Your Career in Environmental Science at EPA - What is EPA Looking For?
Wanda Harris Pemberton
  • Teaching with Technology: An Educator Training on using EnviroAtlas
Jenna Hartley
  • Student-led DNA extraction from Strawberries
  • Mammary Gland Pathology Slides
  • General Overview of the Scientific Mission in the Reproductive Toxicology Division
Erin Pias Hines
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Remote Sensing
  • Forestry
John Iiames, Ph.D.
  • Beginner Birds of North America
  • Beginner Plants of North America
  • Women who Code: History & Applications of Computer Coding
Molly Jenkins
  • Computer Modeling in Environmental and Health Sciences
  • Thinking about Risk - Using GMOs as an example
Richard Judson, Ph.D.
  • Abrupt Climate Change - Why and How Climate Change Can Happen in a Few Decades
  • Digital Geography, Satellites, and the Future of Environmental Monitoring and Mapping
Vasu Kilaru
  • General Environmental Science
  • Achieving Emission Reductions Using Regulatory and Non-regulatory Tools
Yvonne W. Johnson
  • General Science
  • Public Health/ Epidemiology
  • Ecosystem and Environmental Science Topics
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)/ Mapping
  • Air and Water Pollutants
Archana Lamichhane
  • Sustainability in the context of living today (tailored to audience)
Nick Loschin
  • New Source Review Program​
  • Tribal New Source Review Program
  • General Topics for the Hispanic Community (Presentations in Spanish) (i.e., Asthma, Indoor Air Pollution, Air Quality Index, etc.)
  • Air Pollution (Background, Legislation, Permitting)
  • Engineering Careers
  • Climate Change
  • Protecting the Environment
Jessica Montanez *
  • Indoor Air Quality: Down to Basics
  • What is an Industrial Hygienist?

Christopher Mugford
  • EPA’s Air Quality Flag Program
Melissa Payne
  • My journey to becoming a scientist as a woman, racial minority, and underprivileged individual
  • What is a Computational Toxicologist?
  • What does it mean and take to have a Ph.D. in science?
  • What is a Toxicologist?
  • Environmental Issues and Sustainability in Developing Nations
  • Environmental Justice
  • Student-led DNA Extraction from Strawberries
  • Risk Assessment
  • Sustainability/Environmental Science – Materials Management/Trash Talk (Reduce/Reuse/Recycle)
  • What is a Toxicologist?
  • Computational Toxicology – modeling the effects of chemicals
Jocylin Pierro
  • Animal Behavior Ecology and Conservation
  • Sterile Insect Release (Medfly and Mosquito) Protecting Human Health and Food Commodities
  • A Day in the Life of a Zoo Keeper
  • General Entomology
  • Insect Pinning, ID’s and Mounting
  • Is it a Moth or a Butterfly?
Michael Piombino
  • Global Climate Change
Frank Princiotta
  • Careers
    • EPA Intern Program (Environmental Careers Program)
    • Environmental/Science
    • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Quality Assurance in a Research Setting
  • Environmental Science Topics
  • Public Health Topics
Sania W. Tong Argao
  • Urban Dispersion
  • Asbestos
  • Near Roadway Exposure
  • Environmental Engineering
  • University Partnerships
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Environmental Justice
  • Ecological Exposure
  • Risk Assessment
  • Endocrine Disruptors
  • Exposure Measurements and Modeling
  • Nanotechnology
Daniel A. Vallero, Ph.D.
  • Why Does the EPA Study Toxicology?
  • Sand Science: The Physics of "Granular Media"
  • The Physics of Kevin Bacon: The Scientific Study of Networks
  • What are Biological Models?
John Wambaugh
  • Air Pollution
  • Monitoring Air Quality
  • Air Pollution Research - Atmospheric Science and Human Exposure
  • Air, Climate, and Energy Research at EPA
  • Understanding Human Exposure and Health Impacts
Tim Watkins
  • Calculating Health Benefits for Air Regulations Using BenMAP-CE
  • Assessing Risk & Exposure for Air Regulations
Robert J. Wayland, Ph.D.
  • Careers at EPA
  • Improving Air Quality in Sarajevo through STEM Education
Kelly Witter 
  • Air Quality or Air Pollution Control or Specific Topics Related to Air Pollution/Control; Technical and Policy Issues
  • Water Resources and Sanitation Issues in Developing Countries
  • EPA's Role in Homeland Security; Decontamination and/or Disposal of Areas & Materials Contaminated with Chemical or Biological Warfare
Joseph Wood
  • What is a Toxicologist?
  • Assessing Risks: Are the Benefits Worth the Risk?
  • Health-Protective Reference Values for Chemical Exposures
  • General Science (Will Build to Suit Audience)
George Woodall, Ph.D.

*Can present in Spanish and/or English