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Jane Nishida

Assistant Administrator

Office of International and Tribal Affairs
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Jane Nishida was sworn in as the Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of International and Tribal Affairs (OITA) on September 24, 2021. She served as EPA’s Acting Administrator from January 20 to March 11, 2021, before the confirmation of current EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan.

Nishida leads EPA’s international and tribal portfolios and is responsible for the full range of EPA’s international and tribal policies, strategies and relationships. She represents EPA within the United States Government and works closely with tribal governments, foreign governments, international organizations, and other key stakeholders on matters relating to the environment.

Nishida has over 30 years of environmental experience working in federal and state government, and international and nongovernmental organizations. Prior to joining EPA in 2011, Nishida served as the Senior Environmental Institutions Specialist at the World Bank. From 1995 to 2002, she was appointed as the Secretary of Maryland’s Department of the Environment. Additionally, she served as the Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
Nishida received a B.A. in International Affairs from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and a J.D. from Georgetown Law Center in Washington, D.C.