Posted from the LCV on February 11, 2021

This Black History Month, LCV and the entire environmental movement celebrates Black leaders who are at the forefront of advancing environmental and climate justice.

Today we are highlighting the barrier-breaking officials within the Biden-Harris administration who are making history right now by leading the push for transformative environmental and climate policies that center equity, invest in Black and Brown communities historically overburdened by pollution, and deliver cleaner air and water for all. These officials include:

Dr. Alondra Nelson, OSTP Deputy Director for Science and Society

Dr. Nelson serves as Deputy Director for Science and Society — a prestigious, first-of-its-kind appointment — within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Dr. Nelson brings her expertise in social science and career as an institutional leader to help prioritize justice and equity for low-income communities and communities of color who are disproportionately impacted by the climate crisis and COVID-19. Dr. Nelson is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, where she co-chairs the committee on emerging science technology and innovation in health and medicine. Read more here »