AAEA is an environmental organization founded in 1985 that is dedicated to protecting the environment, enhancing human, animal and plant ecologies, promoting the efficient use of natural resources, increasing African American participation in the environmental movement and promoting ownership of energy infrastructure and resources. We resolve environmental problems through the application of practical environmental solutions.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Matthew Tejada - Director, EPA Office of Environmental Justice
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is turning to Matthew Tejada, a Houston activist, to lead the EPA's Office of Environmental Justice. As executive director of the Air Alliance Houston for almost six years (2007-2013), Tejada fought against pollution in poor neighborhoods surrounding Gulf Coast ports. Tejada is expected to begin his new role in early March.
University of Oxford, PhD, History, 2004 – 2006
University of Oxford, MPhil, Russian and East European Studies, 2002 – 2004
The University of Texas at Austin, BA, English, 1997 – 2000