Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Celebrating Black History Month: Lisa P. Jackson, first African-American administrator of the EPA
Lisa Perez Jackson, the first African-American to be appointed Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans with B.S in Chemical Engineering and then received her Masters in ChemE from Princeton University in 1986. She began with the EPA in 1987. In 2002, she joined the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Jackson took over as Chief of Staff in 2008 but shortly after, President Obama appointed her as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.