Environmental Engineer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Founder and President (2006-2011), EPA Emerging Leaders Network
Noha Gaber joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an environmental engineer in 2005, driven by a passion and a determination to make a significant positive impact in environmental protection. Her work at EPA is at the nexus of science, policy and management. Noha recently joined the EPA Administrator’s Office as a Special Assistant to lead the development of an EPA-wide knowledge sharing and collaboration initiative. Prior to that, she led the EPA’s Council for Regulatory Environmental Modeling, where she worked with staff from across EPA to help ensure the quality, consistency and transparency of the computer models that EPA relies upon in its work.
Noha is also the founder and president (2006-2011) of the EPA Emerging Leaders Network (ELN), an EPA employee organization that works to provide networking and professional development opportunities for EPA’s future leaders. Through its activities, ELN helps to foster cross-Agency collaborations as well as helps to develop well-rounded leadership capabilities of EPA’s young professionals. In five years, the ELN has grown to 1000 members across the EPA’s HQ and Regional Offices. It strives to make the EPA more collaborative, innovative, and effective.
Noha is a member of Young Government Leaders and an active participant in the Partnership for Public Service Annenberg Speakers Bureau. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Annenberg Leadership Institute.
Prior to joining the U.S. EPA, Noha spent three years working in Egypt, initially as an advisor in the Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs and subsequently as a Senior Environmental Specialist with EcoConServ Environmental Solutions. Noha received her Bachelors and Doctoral degrees in Environmental Engineering from the University of Southampton in England.
Breakout Session Information
21st Century Leadership: Chaos, Conflict, and Courage
Thursday, July 26, 2012
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Government as a classical bureaucracy now has challenges in terms of a rapidly changing world, the rise of social networks both within and across agencies, the increased role of non-government and private sector organizations, and the increased need for greater fiduciary responsibility. Learn how to think horizontally and work across groups – while also operating within the classical hierarchy of the bureaucracy.