|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
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