Christopher Gallo

Christopher Gallo – Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Response Team.
Villanova Class of 2006 – BS in Chemistry, concentration in Biochemistry
John Jay College of Forensic Science Class of 2008 – MS in Forensic Science
Chris has been a federal employee at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for 8 years working on the Environmental Response Team (ERT). ERT assists all of EPA’s 10 Regions in everything from emergency response to long term environmental cleanups. Chris focuses on emergency response operations and air monitoring systems. These air monitoring systems have been used at many high profile events such as the 2015 Papal Visit, Superbowls, Caribbean National Games, Democratic and Republican National Conventions, as well as many other events of national importance. Chris has also responded to some EPA’s toughest incidents including the BP Oil Spill, Minot North Dakota Flooding, and Hurricane Sandy responses providing air monitoring and sampling support. Chris also takes air samples to be analyzed for materials of concern such as asbestos and other chemical hazards present at EPA Superfund sites. He is on various workgroups pertaining to emergency and environmental sampling and is considered an expert in air monitoring and emergency response. Before he was employed at the EPA, Chris was a Hazardous Materials Responder for New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). During his tenure at the DEP, Chris responded to chemical spills all through-out the 5 boroughs of New York as well as assisting NYC’s Police Department in Weapons of Mass Destruction threats.

Contact Information: [email protected]; 732-321-6643