About the Acting Administrator for EPA's Region 10 Office in Seattle
Michelle Pirzadeh is the Acting Regional Administrator for EPA Region 10. Region 10 oversees the implementation of federal environmental statues, rules and regulations in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and 271 tribal governments.
Michelle has 38 years of service with EPA Region 10, and in her current position since April of 2008. Before serving as DRA, Michelle was the Director of the former Office of Ecosystems, Tribal & Public Affairs. Michelle also served as Associate Director of Region 10's former Office of Environmental Cleanup, overseeing operations of the Superfund, Brownfields, and Emergency Response programs, and spent 10 years leading the Region's Community Involvement Program, engaging communities in EPA programs and decision-making processes.
Michelle has been a member of the federal Senior Executive Service since 2004, and in 2018 was awarded the Presidential Rank of Distinguished Executive. Michelle has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Washington.