Cecilia Tapia

Cecilia Tapia
  • Advisory Board Member

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Cecilia Tapia is a Senior Executive with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She is currently the Director of the Laboratory Services and Applied Science Division. The integrated science division provides services designed for the collection, generation, quality assurance, and analysis of data for strategic planning and environmental decision-making. The Division houses a full-scale production laboratory that analyzes up to 19,000 samples annually in addition to conducting biological, microbial, and vapor intrusion analysis. With over 34 years of experience, Cecilia held a variety of management positions as the Director of the Superfund Division, Director of the Enforcement Coordination Office, manager of the Resource Conservation Recovery Act Branch, and Site Assessment/Cost Recovery Branch Chief. Cecilia also has experience in the residential construction industry in the development of architectural designs, plans, and specifications, construction permitting, and conducting construction draws for payment of subcontractor services. Cecilia joined the Environmental Protection Agency in May 1987 and began her career as a Project Manager in the Superfund Program. Cecilia attended the University of Kansas and earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1987.


B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Kansas, 1987