Dorothy Morrison, an environmental justice program administrator for the Maryland Department of the Environment, strives to make sure that environmental hazards don’t disproportionately affect poor communities. When communities are identified as being in danger, she works with them to give them a legal voice. This could mean helping them fight against location of a landfill, waste incinerator, or power plant in their already beleaguered community.
Ms. Morrison is Program Administrator at the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) where she is responsible for development, management, and implementation of Environmental Justice Program strategies. Prior to joining MDE two years ago, Ms. Morrison was Program Manager at the International City/County Management Association in Washington, DC where for she provided environmental management education and technical assistance to local governments and communities nationally. Ms. Morrison holds a master’s degree in Environmental Management, from the University of Maryland, and a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and Botany.
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