EPA Careers Talk – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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EPA Careers Talk

Scott Fraser, public liaison specialist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will join the Professionals in Residence Series on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Fraser works to develop relationships with agency stakeholders and increase public participation in EPA decision-making.

Fraser joined the EPA with more than 13 years of professional consulting experience ranging from environmental program management to technical fieldwork. He began his EPA career in 2005 as a member of the Information Exchange Technology Branch, where he focused on information collection, exchange activities and the development of policies, strategies, programs, and process improvement approaches.

For three years he also served as the communications coordinator and press officer for the Office of Environmental Information. In this position, Fraser was responsible for handling all press issues for the office, managing internal and external office communications, and directly working with the assistant administrator and chief information officer.

Before working for the EPA, Fraser worked for four years at Ecology and Environment supporting EPA Region 6 as an emergency response contractor where he led projects in regulatory compliance, hazardous emergency response, and public education. He also worked at Arthur Anderson where he led areas of a schedule and cost risk analysis of two Department of Army programs, managed a project that compared best practices for federal contract methods, and played a key role in remediation cost recovery for a large oil company. Additionally, Fraser completed three years with Booz Allen Hamilton as an associate, supporting the EPA, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Defense on a variety of projects.

Fraser graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in science and business with an environmental concentration.

His talk will take place at 7 p.m. in the Sanford Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library.

Sponsored by the Salisbury Center for Career Services, the Professionals in Residence series offers opportunities for students to speak one-on-one with individuals with successful careers, who are willing to share some tips of the trade that come only with individual experience.