2016 Commencement Speaker
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will deliver the 41st Commencement address at Vermont Law School on Saturday, May 21.
Administrator McCarthy is a champion for the environment and for the public health, recognized for her commitment and practical, common-sense approach to critical issues ranging from clean water and energy to the urgent need to act on climate change. She is a dedicated leader, an inspiration to students across the country and to many among the students, faculty and staff at Vermont Law School.
McCarthy was appointed EPA administrator in 2013 and assistant administrator for the EPA Office of Air and Radiation in 2009. She previously served as commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. She has over 30 years of environmental experience at the federal, state and local levels, shepherding policies related to economic growth, energy, and transportation.
McCarthy earned a bachelor's degree in social anthropology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a joint master's degree in environmental health engineering and planning and policy from Tufts University.
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