The School of Economics will host Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2013 to 2017) Professor of the Practice, and Director of the Center for Climate Health and the Global Environment Harvard University on Wednesday, April 17 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theater. This event is free and open to the public.
McCarthy will be presenting: “U.S. Environmental Policy & the Assault on Science: The role of sound science in protecting our health and natural resources" with an introduction by Dean Jacquelyn Royster, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.
Gina McCarthy led the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from July 2013 to January 2017. Prior to her appointment as the EPA’ Administrator, she was appointed by President Obama in 2009 as Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, McCarthy has been a leading advocate for common-sense strategies to protect public health and the environment. Previously, McCarthy served as the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. During her career, which spans over 30 years, she has worked at both the state and local levels on critical environmental issues and helped coordinate policies on economic growth, energy, transportation and the environment.
McCarthy received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and a joint Master of Science in Environmental Health Engineering and Planning and Policy from Tufts University.