|Born:||February 8, 1962 (age 59)|
|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
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.
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. (n.d.). Lisa Perez Jackson. Retrieved on May 14, 2020, from https://exhibits.tulane.edu/exhibit/tulanewomen/academicwomen/lisa-perez-jackson/.
- Tulane University Commencement Address - May 19, 2012
- Remarks on Proposed Fuel Efficiency Rules for Autos - Sept. 15, 2009
- Remarks to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute - Sept. 15, 2009
- Remarks at the Chicago 2016 Forum on Sport and Sustainability - Sept.11, 2009
- Remarks to students at Southern High School in Durham, North Carolina - Sept. 8, 2009
- Remarks to the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council - July 21, 2009