Jay Benforado

Jay Benforado is a senior executive in the USEPA’s Office of Research and Development. As Chief Innovation Officer, he encourages new approaches to sustainability, including a competitive program that provides internal awards to EPA scientists for high-risk, high-reward research – from sustainable alternatives to toxic chemicals to net zero approaches for water, waste and energy in communities. Other innovation activities include challenges and prizes, development of real-time environmental sensors for air and water pollution, and using citizen science to empower communities. He serves as Co-Chair of the Federal Community of Practice for Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science (CCS). Previous positions at EPA include Director of the National Center for Environmental Innovation and Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy, Economics and Innovation in the Office of the Administrator

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