Hello everyone! My name is Camden Ogletree, and I graduated from EMAP in 2020. I enrolled in EMAP after graduating with a B.S. in Marine Biology from the Florida Institute of Technology. My time in EMAP was fantastic. I made lifelong friends and gained valuable insight into finding solutions to the many environmental issues we face today. While at EMAP, I participated in an internship with the US EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment (now the Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment). There I screened for data to be used to assess the human health risk of chemicals. My time in the EMAP program concluded with my research project with Natalie Ephraim examining diesel emissions in the Holmes Run watershed. The EMAP program contains excellent teachers and an incredible curriculum that prepared me for a bright future. My favorite class was Advanced Environmental Policy-Making Science with Kevin Teichman. This class really encapsulates what the EMAP program aims to accomplish.
I am currently a Project Officer with US EPA Region 5 Air and Radiation Division in Chicago, IL. Here I manage grants under The Clean Air Act Section 103 and 105 and other various environmental laws. My time at EMAP definitely prepared me for my work at US EPA. My advice to anyone interested in EMAP is to keep an open mind while in the program. EMAP prepares you for many different career paths, so keeping all your options available is essential.