Matthew Lee

Matthew Lee

Lecturer, Master of Environmental Studies

Matthew Lee works in the Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights at US EPA, where he co-leads EJScreen, the agency's award-winning environmental justice screening and mapping tool. Matthew is a widely respected expert and leader in the intersection of mapping and environmental justice, and has advised in the creation and enhancement of several federal, state, and local EJ mapping tools. Matthew has 15 years of experience with EPA, including beginning his career in Region III, and has dedicated his entire career to mapping for environmental justice.

Matthew is a graduate of the Master of Environmental Studies program at the University of Pennsylvania, where he wrote his capstone titled Collaboratively Addressing the Growth of the Port Industry to Ensure Environmental Justice. He received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Delaware, majoring in Agriculture and Natural Resources and receiving minors in Wildlife Conservation and Spanish. His senior thesis focused on Landowner Perceptions of the Stringency of Surface Water Quality Regulations in Delaware.

Matthew currently serves as a Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches The Principles of Mapping for Environmental Justice. He lives with his son and daughter in New Jersey, where he was born and raised.

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