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Pioneer In Science: Lisa P. Jackson of the EPA

New Orleans native Lisa P. Jackson is administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). She is the first African-American to serve the post. She started her career working for the EPA’s Superfund program, a system for cleaning up abandoned hazardous waste sites, industrial dumping grounds, or other areas deemed too polluted to live or work. She moved up the ladder quickly, eventually running the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Agency before being asked by the Obama administration to lead the EPA.

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Pioneer In Science: Lisa P. Jackson of the EPA

New Orleans native Lisa P. Jackson is administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). She is the first African-American to serve the post. She started her career working for the EPA’s Superfund program, a system for cleaning up abandoned hazardous waste sites, industrial dumping grounds, or other areas deemed too polluted to live or work. She moved up the ladder quickly, eventually running the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Agency before being asked by the Obama administration to lead the EPA.

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Lisa P. Jackson is administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). She is the first African-American to serve the post. Originally from New Orleans, Jackson graduated summa cum laude from Tulane University, and earned a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University.

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