Ted Kaufman - United States Senator for Delaware

Great Federal Employees Initiative

Honoree for Week of June 21, 2010

Dr. Regan Murray

Mathematical Statistician, Environmental Protection Agency

Dr. Regan Murray is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, and she holds a bachelor’s degree from Kalamazoo College and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Arizona.  After completing her doctorate, she worked in the private sector but soon realized that she wanted to make a difference by serving her country.  Shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001, Regan started working for the Environmental Protection Agency as a Mathematical Statistician.  She has been instrumental in leading the development team for new software that identifies security vulnerabilities in our water supply and helps devise solutions to make it safer.  One of these programs, TEVA-SPOT, helps find the best locations in water utility distribution systems in which to install sensors.  Another, called CANARY, is a real-time data analysis program to monitor the sensors and identify contaminants.  Regan has also worked hard to build and maintain important relationship with water utilities in order to ensure that these programs would be put to use.  Furthermore, despite her long hours at work for the agency, Regan co-founded a non-profit that focuses on improving the lives of children affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty in Africa.  She visits Zambia annually and has raised thousands of dollars to benefit schools there. 

Read Senator Kaufman's full remarks on Dr. Regan Murray HERE

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