September 2021 Academy Session



Join us for a Conversation with Janet McCabe

EPA Deputy Administrator



When:       Wednesday,  September 22,  2021

Starting at 3:00-3:45 PM Eastern


You can "attend" by computer (audio and video) or by phone (audio only).

You must register to attend (no charge).  We will send you the Zoom Sign In information before the event.

           On September 22nd, the EPA Alumni Association is thrilled to host a Conversation with the new EPA Deputy Administrator, Janet McCabe.  Some of you may know Janet McCabe from her work in the Office of Air and Radiation as Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator and Acting Assistant Administrator from 2009 through 2016.  Or you may know her from her work for the State of Indiana on air quality issues.  Or you know her as a Member of the Alumni Association. But for some of you, this could be your first opportunity to get to know her.  


          We are looking forward to hearing from her about challenges to the Agency, her goals, and what she has enjoyed most in her first months as Deputy Administrator. Maybe she will also let us know how we as Members can engage and assist the Agency!


           Bob Wayland, Association Vice President, will be conversing with Janet McCabe, and we are looking forward to incorporating your questions!  (You can send them in advance to or put them in the chat function during the Zoom meeting).


           After you have RSVPed, you will receive the Zoom Sign in Information in an email closer to the event.


           If you know current EPA employees who might be interested in this event, please share this email with them.






Janet McCabe was sworn in as the 16th Deputy Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency on April 29, 2021. 


Deputy Administrator McCabe returns to EPA after spending seven years working as Acting Assistant Administrator and Principal Deputy to the Assistant Administrator in the Office of Air and Radiation under President Barack Obama.


Prior to rejoining EPA, Janet McCabe was a Professor of Practice at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law and Director of the Indiana University Environmental Resilience Institute, where she started as Assistant Director for Policy and Implementation in 2017. Her work at Indiana University centered on establishing innovative, research-informed, and actionable solutions to reduce environmental risks and help protect the health of communities and families. 


Over the course of her career, McCabe has spent time working for state environmental agencies in Massachusetts and her long-time adopted home state of Indiana, with a focus on implementation of the Clean Air Act and other air quality issues. Prior to joining EPA in November 2009, McCabe was Executive Director of Improving Kids’ Environment, Inc., a children’s environmental health advocacy organization based in Indianapolis.


McCabe knows firsthand through these experiences that programs to improve public health and protect our environment are strongest when they are informed by a diversity of perspectives, and rooted in science, transparency, and the law.


McCabe grew up in Washington, D.C. and graduated from Harvard College in 1980 and Harvard Law School in 1983. From 1983 to 1984 she clerked for Justice Neil L. Lynch of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.


She and her husband have three children and two grandchildren.


You can "attend" by computer (audio and video) or by phone (audio only).

You must register to attend (no charge).  We will send you the Zoom Sign In information before the event.