Meeting of the Minds Speaker

Laura Bloch

Sustainability Advisor

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Laura Bloch has worked in the environmental field for more than 20 years on projects and programs with all levels of government, NGOs, and industry.

She led the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 Office in the design and implementation of its ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management System and championed visionary initiatives that minimize the environmental impacts of internal operations and programs. These models are being adopted nationally by other regions and agencies. Laura has also developed and implemented several training programs to enhance sustainability across the agency. As the Sustainability Advisor, she is working on national policies and initiatives to enhance sustainability and resiliency. Laura received her BS in Biology, her MS in Environmental Health Sciences, and her Doctorate degree in Environmental Science and Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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