Dr. Cecilia Martinez, Senior Director for Environmental Justice, Council on Environmental Quality, The White House
2021 District of Columbia Clean Energy Summit Speaker
Dr. Cecilia Martinez is the Senior Director for Environmental Justice (EJ) at the White House Council for Environmental Quality (CEQ). In this role, she facilitates the coordination of the whole-of-government EJ agenda of the Biden administration. Previously, she was the Executive Director of the Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy, an organization that she co-founded to ensure that communities and policymakers have the tools and information they need to create a just, sustainable energy and environmental policy. Dr. Martinez also previously held positions as Associate Research Professor in the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment at the University of Delaware. She has led a variety of projects to address sustainable development at the local, state and federal level. Her work focuses on the development of energy and environmental strategies that promote equitable and sustainable policies. She received her B.S. from Stanford University, and MPA from New Mexico State University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Delaware’s College of Urban Affairs and Public Policy.