Lisa P Jackson

Born:February 8, 1962 (age 62)
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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