Jennie R. Romer

Jennie Romer is the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Pollution Prevention at EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). In this role, Jennie oversees OCSPP’s Pollution Prevention (P2) program, which includes the Environmentally Preferable Purchasing and Safer Choice programs, P2 Grants, and Green Chemistry awards. This includes leading OCSPP’s implementation of over $400 million in historic funding for P2 provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act.

Prior to her appointment at EPA, Jennie was a legal associate at the Surfrider Foundation, where she led the Plastic Pollution Initiative. She is the author of Can I Recycle This?: A Guide to Better Recycling and How to Reduce Single-Use Plastics and has over a decade of experience in plastic pollution prevention policy and recycling. Her legal background includes litigation regarding sustainability claims, product labeling, toxics, and free speech. An attorney by training, she is a member of the state bars of both California and New York and earned her J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law. She also holds bachelor’s degrees in zoology, environmental studies, and Black studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Environmental Protection Agency
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Pollution Prevention at OCSPP