Miami’s Institute for the Environment and Sustainability is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and Gina McCarthy is coming to Miami to be the keynote speaker to kick off the festivities. Ms. McCarthy headed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2013-2017 under President Barack Obama. She is currently director of the Center for Climate Health and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) and professor in Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Her keynote address will take place on Friday, September 13 at 5 pm in Wilks Theater, inside the Armstrong Student Center at Miami’s Oxford campus. All members of the public, including students and professionals in environmental science, are invited to attend.
Gina McCarthy has long been a strong advocate for a sensible, impactful, and science-based environmental policy. Her 35-year career in public service, dedicated to environmental protection and public health, culminated when she led the EPA during Obama’s second term. Her leadership and perseverance at the agency have led to federal, state, and local actions on critical environmental issues consistent with a growing US economy, including advancement of clean energy, public transportation, and public health.