Glen R McLeod
Glen McLeod, an EPA SEE enrollee since July 2010, currently works in the Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substance Antimicrobial Division.
Glen holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Art Degree in Biology from Antioch College, Yellow Spring, OH. He also earned a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Science from John Hopkins University.
Glen worked as an oil field seismic laborer for two years in North Dakota which helped him pay for college. He also worked in soil conservation with the Peace Corp, El Salvador, with a small group of farmers seeking agriculture loans. He lived in a small village with no electricity or running water but says that he enjoyed his village life and experience. Glen says it was useful to get out of the “American cultural bubble” to begin to understand why things in the host country were done the way they were. He says they used to say “A day in Peace Corp is 6 months of experience in the States.” He left El Salvador in 1979 when civil war broke out and the “Salvador Gorilla Resistance” asked him to depart the village. Glen is a retired High School Chemistry and Science teacher after having taught in Maryland for 25 years.
Mr. McLeod was looking for a Federal Chemistry position when he discovered the SEE Program. He says the SEE Program has given him the experience that he hopes may eventually lead to even bigger and better opportunities. Glen says like many older Americans, he hopes to work well into his 60’s in a rewarding and fulfilling position. His work in the Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substance Antimicrobial Division has been highly enjoyable and personally exciting. He finds the dedicated and knowledgeable federal employees helpful and thankful for the expertise that the experienced NOWCC SEE enrollee brings to the work environment.
Glen’s monitor, Mr. Lance Wormell says that “Glen is a multidimensional SEE enrollee who performs a variety of functions within EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP). As a member of OPP’s Antimicrobials Division, Mr. McLeod helps ensure the appropriate regulation of the ~5,000 pesticide products intended for use in hospitals, food processing plants, drinking water treatment facilities, wood treatment plants, materials preservatives, and other settings.” In addition to providing support to EPA regulatory and technical staff, Mr. McLeod serves as a point of contact for industry representatives and provides customer service to internal and external stakeholders. His positive attitude and eagerness to learn about and contribute to the exciting world of antimicrobial pesticide regulation brings energy to the office and makes working with him an enjoyable experience.
In addition to his SEE position, Glen is currently an Adjunct Chemistry Instructor at Montgomery College and a Motorcycle Safety Instructor at Frederick Community College. He enjoys motorcycle trips, reading and is a “Shade tree Mechanic”. He is a skier, hiker – he did the entire Appalachian Trail in 1979 – and is a former private pilot. Glen is involved with the Montgomery County Road Runner Club and he and his wife Michele enjoy long races. He has run the Marine Corp Marathon 3 times but admits “The older I get – the faster I was”.