Matt Klasen joins the ECOS staff from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a year-long detail under the federal Intergovernmental Personnel Act program. Matt began his EPA career in 2007 as a Presidential Management Fellow, and has served in EPA’s Office of Environmental Information, Office of Water, and the Office of the Administrator, as well as in EPA Region 9 (San Francisco) and at the Council on Environmental Quality. In his federal career, Matt has worked on diverse issues including environmental indicators, the U.S.-Mexico border environment, energy and climate measures, mountaintop removal mining, Clean Water Act jurisdiction, and Clean Water Act Section 404. Most recently, Matt served in EPA’s Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations as EPA’s primary congressional point of contact on drinking water and water finance issues, including the State Revolving Funds, the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act, lead, and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. During his EPA career, Matt has been recognized with EPA gold, silver, and bronze medals for exceptional, superior, and commendable service. Matt has a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis and an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University.
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