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NOV. 17-18: Administrator Jackson to Make First Official Visit to New Orleans

Release Date: 11/06/2009
Contact Information: EPA Press Office,, 202-564-6794

WASHINGTON – Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, a New Orleans native, is scheduled to make her first visit to the city as EPA Administrator on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 17 and 18.

Additional details on the trip will be released in the coming days.

Administrator Lisa Perez Jackson grew up in Ponchartrain Park in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward. The Administrator went to St. Gabriel the Archangel grammar school and St. Mary’s Dominican High School, where she was valedictorian of the class of ‘79. She also graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University.
Her mother and several members of her family were displaced from the city when their house was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina.