November 15, 2011
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson visited the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus Tuesday, Nov. 15.
Jackson, who was appointed EPA administrator in late 2008 by President Obama, spoke to students and others from the university and Madison communities at the new Union South. She discussed recent challenges to environmental laws and her agency's efforts to answer Obama's call for federal agencies to work with American businesses and create jobs. See video of Jackson's lecture below.
Jackson's visit was hosted by UW-Madison's Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, the Wisconsin Energy Institute, the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.
Since being appointed, Jackson has been named one of Newsweek's "Most Important People in 2010," featured on Time Magazine's 2010 and 2011 lists of the "100 Most Influential People in the World," listed in Essence Magazine's "40 Women Who Have Influenced the World," and profiled in O Magazine for her work to protect the nation's air, water and land from pollution that threatens human health.
She is a graduate of Tulane University and earned a master's degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University.
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