Mahri Monson

“I feel very strongly that everyone deserves to live in a healthy, clean environment and to have access to clean air and clean water, and I think if a healthy environment is not equally accessible to everyone, that’s not justice.”

Mahri Monson is a bisexual woman and works as a program analyst for the United States Environmental Protection Agency. She worked for years to create policies concerning those who were transgender and gender nonconforming at the EPA. Through her work, a policy was signed by the EPA administrator that provides a guide on transitioning while working at the EPA. The policy also reiterates that gender identity-based discrimination is unacceptable. Her work has also helped underprivileged areas with environmental issues, such as enforcing the Clean Water Act. 

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