Lisa P Jackson

Born:February 8, 1962 (age 60)
Career:Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, 2009-2013
Chief of staff to governor of New Jersey, 2008-2009
New Jersey commissioner of environmental protection, 2006-2008
State:New Jersey
Education:Tulane University
Princeton University

Lisa Perez Jackson served as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from January 2009 to February 2013, the first African-American to serve in that position.

Jackson was born February 8, 1962, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Tulane University in 1983 and a master's degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University in 1986.

Jackson started with the EPA in 1987, spending 15 years working on Superfund remediation projects and developing hazardous waste clean-up regulations before joining the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

After leaving the EPA, Jackson joined Apple Inc. as their environmental director.


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