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Jennifer MundtSenior Policy Advisor

Jennifer Mundt joined the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in April 2017, after spending more than a decade as a nonpartisan senior legislative analyst serving the North Carolina General Assembly. While at the legislature, Jennifer drafted and evaluated environmental, energy, and public health legislation and policy.

Jennifer earned bachelor’s degrees in environmental science and political science from Virginia Tech before working as an environmental consultant in the private sector. She earned her master’s degree in Public Health from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007. While at Carolina, Jennifer focused her studies on environmental policy. Her culminating master’s research work assessed the State’s stormwater laws and their projected impacts on surface water quality.

In addition to her role as Senior Policy Advisor, Jennifer represents North Carolina on the Regional Energy Resources Council to the Tennessee Valley Authority. Her energy expertise has been tapped by Governor Cooper to lead the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s North Carolina Renewable Energy Task Force.

Jennifer can often be spotted running on the Capital Area Greenway trails in Raleigh or enjoying North Carolina’s parks and open spaces with her husband and two daughters.