2017 Fall Forum: Health and the Environment in North Carolina

Environmental Health Scholars Program at Duke University

Mae Wu

M.A., J.D.
Senior Attorney, Health Program
Natural Resources Defense Council
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Ms. Mae Wu joined the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in 2006, and has focused her legal advocacy on getting toxic chemicals out of consumer products and strengthening the regulation of pesticides. She has worked on efforts to remove antimicrobials from soap, curb the use of antibiotics in livestock, and protect the quality of drinking water. Ms. Wu previously served on a federal advisory committee to revise the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Total Coliform Rule, the agency’s Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee, and its National Drinking Water Advisory Council. She received her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Rice University, her master’s in environmental policy from the University of Cambridge, and her J.D. from Duke University. She is based in Washington, D.C.