Gina McCarthy is the former Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Appointed by President Obama in 2009 as Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, Gina McCarthy was a leading advocate for common-sense strategies to protect public health and the environment.
She is currently Professor of the Practice of Public Health in the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global 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.
McCarthy 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.
“Reducing food waste is a win for vulnerable communities, for our shared environment, and for people and businesses looking to save money. In the U.S., the EPA and partners have set an ambitious goal of cutting food waste in half by 2030. I am proud to join international colleagues who are also seizing this opportunity, and look forward to working together on plans to meet our respective goals.” — Gina McCarthy