HSPH '19 | Atlanta, GA
Jayson Toweh is an environmental scientist and program analyst at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Atlanta, identifying and responding to water-related issues such as mining discharge and lead in drinking water.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan’s Program in the Environment and a master’s degree in Environmental Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In addition to writing his thesis on the dangerous health effects of coal power generation, he was one of the inaugural fellows of the Climate Leaders Program and served in the Harvard Chan student government, the Harvard Graduate Council, and the Council for Student Sustainability Leaders.
As both a Gates Millennium Scholar and CDC Scholar, Toweh has always centered his career around public service and sustainability. During his undergraduate years, he worked on the EPA’s SmartWay program to improve freight transportation efficiency. He also served as a liaison between administration and students while working at UM’s Graham Sustainability Institute, directly contributing to several renewable energy and sustainability projects on campus.
“Having studied the impacts of climate change through my research, I believe Harvard has an outsized role to play in developing the solutions for a sustainable future. It would be a privilege to help establish Harvard as a global leader not only in combating the climate crisis but in its mission to educate socially conscious citizens.”