Matthew S. Tejada
Director, Office of Environmental Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Matthew S. Tejada joined EPA in March of 2013 as a career senior executive and director of the Office of Environmental Justice. As director, Matthew leads Environmental Justice Program’s cross-cutting work throughout the EPA and federal government. This includes directly supporting communities and working with other EPA divisions, federal agencies, academic partners, business and industry, and state, local and tribal partners to further the mission of the EPA and its efforts to integrate environmental justice considerations in all policies, practices, and programs. Before his career at EPA, Matthew spent over five years in the non-profit world as executive director of the advocacy Air Alliance Houston. Matthew received his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Oxford where he was a member of St. Antony’s College. Matthew received a BA in English from the University of Texas at Austin, then served two years in the Peace Corps in Bulgaria.