Alumni Spotlights

Teresa Seidel '90 & '97

Teresa Seidel '90 & '97

U.S. EPA/ Director of GLNPO

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1. Tell us about your journey since graduation.
I've spent my entire career in public service enhancing the lives of citizens through protecting the environment. I spent 32 years overseeing air and water resources in Michigan and now preside as the Director of U.S. EPA's Great Lakes National Program Office in Chicago.

2. Share a favorite Grand Valley memory.
I joined the Grand Valley track team my second year of college. It brought me new friends and new experiences - so many amazing memories.

3. What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
You know everything you need to know if you are wiling to ask those who know. Don't be afraid to ask questions - it's how you keep learning and growing.

4. List three words you would use to describe your Grand Valley experience.
Satisfying, Family, and Fun

5. What difference would you like to make in the world?
Leaving the water environment in the Great Lakes better than when I started my career.

February 2024

Interest Area(s)
Biology, Public Administration

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