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About the Acting Assistant Administrator of EPA's Office of Air and Radiation

Sarah Dunham

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Sarah Dunham currently serves as the Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation.  Prior to assuming this temporary position, Sarah was the Director of EPA's Office of Atmospheric Programs (OAP), which is responsible for regional, national and international air pollution reduction efforts, with a focus on data, analysis and the design and implementation of market-based programs.  As director of OAP, she has managed several of EPA’s partnership programs, such as Energy Star; implemented the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Program under the Montreal Protocol; and designed, analyzed and implemented market-based programs that reduce air pollution from large stationary sources.  Ms. Dunham will return to her role as OAP Office Director after her tenure as the Acting Assistant Administrator.   

Prior to her experience at EPA, Ms. Dunham worked for several years for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency designing market-based programs to reduce air and water pollution.  Ms. Dunham received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Yale University and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University.