Conversations with the President: Gina McCarthy
11.04.2013 - Monday, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
MacDonald Auditorium, Ken Olsen Science Center
Gina McCarthy was confirmed as the new head of the EPA this past July. 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. When not in Washington D.C., this Boston native lives in the area and was educated locally as well. She 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.