Heidi Rausch

Engineer, Environmental Protection Agency

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The only way to move forward is to push the boundaries of where we are now.

What do you do?

I help provide technical expertise to bring cases against entities who are violating environmental regulations.

Why did you choose this field?

The environment has always been important to me and growing up my father was a big supporter of environmental causes and tried to get my sister and I out in nature as much as possible.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

Learning another language by immersion.

Why do you love working in STEM?

Solving problems.

Best advice for next generation?

The only way to move forward is to push the boundaries of where we are now.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

"Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase"

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