B.A. History/Political Science
Pace University Law School
White Plains, NY
Judith has dedicated her career to environmental protection and conservation, and her professional accomplishments are nationally-renowned. After seven years serving as Regional Administrator of Region 2 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, appointed by President Obama, Judith recently accepted a position as Visiting Scholar for Pace University Law School, where she will collaborate with faculty, guest lecture, and work closely with students in the Environmental Law Program.
Judith’s responsibilities with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency were wide-ranging. In cooperation with state and regional authorities in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and seven federally recognized Indian Nations, Region 2 administers federal programs governing air and water pollution, industrial discharges, toxic substances, pesticides, protection of streams, lakes and the ocean, solid and hazardous wastes, the cleanup of chemical spills and abandoned hazardous waste sites, and much more.
Prior to becoming a Regional Administrator with the EPA, Judith was Deputy Secretary for the Environment in the office of the governor of New York. Additionally, Judith was Policy Advisor in the New York State Attorney General’s Office, Senior Environmental Associate with the New York Public Interest Research Group, and Executive Director of Environmental Advocates of New York, a non-profit government watchdog organization dedicated to enforcing laws that protect natural resources and safeguarding public health. She is a past President of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, former Executive Director of the Non-Profit Resource Center and a designer of her town’s recycling program. She has also worked with the New York State Legislature to pass a number of the state’s most far reaching environmental laws including those addressing acid rain, toxics, pesticides, recycling, energy conservation and environmental funding.
Her accomplishments in the field of environmental protection have been recognized with professional awards from the Attorney General’s Office, the Sierra Club, Center for Women in Government, Citizen Action and other public interest groups. Additionally, The College of Saint Rose Alumni Association National Board of Directions presented Judith with the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award.
While a student at Saint Rose, Judith was an officer of the Student Association.