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US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Office of Air and Radiation
urban & regional air pollution/stakeholder participation


Growing up in Los Angeles, the nation's smog capital, Terry Keating developed a strong interest in the science and policy of controlling air pollution. He began working on air pollution issues as a field research assistant and an unpaid government intern during his undergraduate studies in environmental science at the University of California at Riverside. Terry went on to get a master's degree in public health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and returned to L.A. to work in air quality consulting. After 3.5 years working for industrial and government clients, Terry returned to graduate school in Chapel Hill where he received a Ph.D. in environmental science and engineering with a minor in public policy analysis. After finishing his dissertation, Terry entered the itinerant scholar phase of his career spending one year at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government on a project exploring the use of science in international environmental agreements and then moving to Washington DC on a fellowship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science to work at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. At the end of his two-year fellowship, Terry was hired full time at the EPA and now works as an advisor to senior management on a variety of issues ranging from the implementation of ozone and fine particle standards, to the intercontinental transport of air pollutants and the linkages between air quality and climate change.