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Lisa Flavia Garcia

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2
Regional Administrator
Lisa Flavia Garcia serves as regional administrator for EPA’s Region 2 office covering New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and eight federally recognized Indian Nations. Lisa is an environmental lawyer who has advocated for environmental and climate justice for 20 years as a community lawyer representing grassroots groups and as a public servant at all levels of government.

In 2019, Garcia joined Grist Magazine to run an innovative new program called Fix, a climate solutions lab focused on amplifying the voices of climate leaders and accelerating equitable climate solutions. Prior to that, she was vice president for litigation for healthy communities at the nonprofit law organization Earthjustice, where she launched programs including Sustainable Food and Farming, Puerto Rico initiative, and Community Partnerships.

Lisa is a proud graduate of Teaneck High School in New Jersey, Stony Brook University (SUNY), and Brooklyn Law School. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.