April 23, 2021
Environmental Health Sciences alumnus Jose Santiago Roque '18MS is profiled in a story appearing on the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) website.
The feature examines Santiago Roque’s participation in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program in 2017 while he was attending UMass. The DOE Scholars Program is administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
In 2019, Roque joined EPA’s Region 1 as an environmental engineer assigned to the Air Compliance Section in the Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Division. In January 2021, he joined the Office of Water in the Industrial Branch at EPA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.
“I am no longer oblivious of the perils and successes that public servants could encounter over their careers,” Santiago Roque said. “Being a part of something larger than oneself with a clear objective to improve society is my mindset while serving in any capacity.”