Mrs. Lisa Perez Jackson

Mrs. Lisa Perez Jackson is the first Black person to serve as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Degree(s): Chemical Engineering

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Undergraduate Institution: Tulane University

Graduate Institution: Princeton University

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Photo Credit: Environmental Protection Agency

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Mrs. Lisa Perez Jackson is the first Black person to serve as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under the Obama administration. A chemical engineer by training, she spent over 16 years with the EPA and NJ Department of Environmental Protection before being nominated by President Obama to head the EPA in 2008. She is currently the Vice President of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives at Apple.

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