Lean In: The Regulator’s Perspective (Gina McCarthy)

This is part of a 2-part series hosted by Harvard's Council of Student Sustainability Leaders entitled, “Lean In: Advocacy through Regulatory Commenting."

EPA Administrator and Professor Gina McCarthy will be hosting part one of this series!

  • Join us as Professor McCarthy shares stories from her time leading local and federal environmental agencies on how regulators view public comments. The commenting process is an important way for advocates, residents and citizens, and expert organizations to become involved in shaping the rules and regulations that are transforming our environment and the spaces we call home. Come get the realistic, behind-the-scenes take on what makes for a good comment from the agencies’ point of view, and learn how you too can be involved in the process.
  • Gina McCarthy is the Director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard’s School of Public Health, and has been a leading advocate for common-sense strategies to protect public health and the environment for more than 30 years. She served under President Barack Obama as the 13th Administrator of the EPA from 2013–2017. Her tenure as EPA Administrator heralded a paradigm shift in national environmental policy, expressly linking it with global public health. A longtime public servant, McCarthy was previously Assistant Administrator for the EPA Office of Air and Radiation, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Deputy Secretary of the Massachusetts Office of Commonwealth Development, and Undersecretary of Policy for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs.