Director - Office of Environmental Justice
Environmental Protection Agency
Matthew S. Tejada joined EPA in March of 2013 as a career senior executive and director of the Office of Environmental Justice. As director, Matthew leads the Environmental Justice Program’s cross-cutting work throughout the EPA and across activities with other federal agencies, states, Tribes, local governments, and other stakeholders. Before his career at EPA, Matthew spent over five years as executive director of the environmental justice advocacy Air Alliance Houston in the Houston and Texas Gulf Coast area. Matthew received his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Oxford where he was a member of St. Antony’s College and a BA in English from the University of Texas at Austin, then served two years in the Peace Corps. Matthew is a native of Ft. Worth, Texas, lives with his wife Andrea in Silver Spring, Maryland and is the proud father of Nia Tejada.