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Cynthia Giles, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
Assistant Administrator Cynthia Giles leads EPA’s efforts to enforce our nation’s environmental laws and advance environmental justice. Giles has committed EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance to aggressively going after pollution problems that make a difference in communities, resetting the office’s relationship with states and improving transparency.
Under her leadership EPA is pursuing vigorous civil and criminal enforcement of the most serious violations of our nation’s environmental laws, with a particular emphasis on addressing the problems of communities overburdened with pollution. Giles is also advancing use of new monitoring and information technologies to improve compliance and public accountability.
Giles has more than 30 years of service in the public, private and non-profit sectors. She prosecuted civil violators of environmental laws as an Assistant United States Attorney in Philadelphia, led the water protection program for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, served as the Director of Enforcement Coordination for EPA Region 3 and most recently was the Director of the Conservation Law Foundation's Advocacy Center in Rhode Island.
Giles has a BA from Cornell University, a JD from the University of California at Berkeley and an MPA from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.