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Lisa Jackson is Apple's vice president of Environmental Initiatives and oversees their industry-leading efforts to minimize its impact on the environment, including removing toxins from its products, incorporating renewable energy in its facilities and continually raising the bar for energy efficiency in the electronics industry. Jackson earned a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University, along with a master's degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University. She also holds an honorary law degree from Pace Law School, and honorary doctorate degrees from Tulane University, Florida A&M University, American University and Montclair State University.
Jackson previously served as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and her career in public service spanned over 25 years. She was appointed EPA Administrator by President Barack Obama in 2009 and served until February 2013. Prior to this, she was Chief of Staff to the Governor of New Jersey and Commissioner of the state’s Department of Environmental Protection.
In recognition of her work, Jackson has been listed twice on Time Magazine’s list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” and was named one of Essence Magazine’s “40 Women Who Have Influenced the World.”