How The Environmental Protection Agency Got Its First Black Leader

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When Lisa Jackson was growing up she always dreamed of being a scientist or a doctor. Though the dream never panned out exactly as she imagined, Ms. Jackson has an equally important position as the first African-American to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

As part of a series profiling trailblazers in energy innovation, The Huffington Post talks with Jackson about her rise to the top of the EPA, and what she’d tell those who hope to follow in her footsteps.

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