|2008 Environmental Justice Conference—The Bert G. Kerstetter '66 Ethics and the Environment Lecture Series|
|Wilma Subra||Back to ABOUT THE SPEAKERS|
Committed to protecting the environment and the
health and safety of citizens, Wilma Subra started Subra Company in 1981.
Subra Company is a chemistry lab and environmental consulting firm in New
Iberia, LA. Mrs. Subra provides technical assistance to citizens,
across the United States and some foreign countries, concerned with their
environment by combining technical research and evaluation. This information
is then presented to community members so that strategies may be developed
to address their local struggles.
Utilizing the information gained from community involvement, the needs identified are translated into policy changes at the State and Federal level through service on multi-stake holder committees. She has just completed a seven year term as Vice-Chair of the Environmental Protection Agency National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT), a five year term on the National Advisory Committee of the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation and a six year term on the EPA National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) where she served as a member of the Cumulative Risk and Impacts Working Group of the NEJAC Council, and chaired the NEJAC Gulf Coast Hurricanes Work Group.
Mrs. Subra holds degrees in
Microbiology/Chemistry from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. She
received the MacArthur Fellowship "Genius" Award from the MacArthur
Foundation for helping ordinary citizens understand, cope with and combat
environmental issues in their communities and was one of three finalist in
the Environmental Category of the 2004 Volvo for Life Award.
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