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Kim Balassiano
Information Management Specialist, USEPA

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Kim Balassiano is an Information Management Specialist with EPA’s Office of Environmental Information (OEI). Kim has been with OEI since 2007, and she spent the prior 14 years in the private sector as a GIS and spatial analysis specialist, primarily supporting EPA. Her work has always been in spatial analysis and in developing IT solutions that leverage spatial technologies. Kim also worked for two years with a remote sensing company (3001, Inc.). She received her Master’s degree in Geography from UNC-Chapel Hill and has an undergraduate degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. Kim directed the development of the Watershed Wiki component of Watershed Central and has been a leader in bringing Web 2.0 infrastructure to EPA. EPA now has over 90 blogs and wikis to support both internal operations as well as public collaboration.

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Government as a Provider
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Kim Balassiano (USEPA)
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MyEnvironment is a powerful website for citizens to learn about air and water pollution in their neighborhood. By pulling together data from EPA and beyond on subjects such as watershed organizations active in their area, daily UV Index and ozone and particulate matter alerts, cancer risk to air toxics estimates for their county, radon levels, and more, the citizen is saved many clicks. Read more.
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