B.S., Western Washington University; J.D., Golden Gate University
Mark Rupp serves as the Assistant Deputy Administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Before joining EPA, Mark was the Adaptation Program Director at Georgetown Climate Center, leading a team in support of resilience, equity, and community-based solutions at the local, state, and federal levels. Mark came to GCC from the Environmental Defense Fund where he led State-Federal Policy and Affairs for the Ecosystems Program. Prior to EDF, Mark served in several positions in state and federal government, to include: Deputy Associate Administrator for Intergovernmental Relations at EPA; Director, Washington, DC Office to former Governor Chris Gregoire (WA); Health and Human Services Policy Advisor to Governor Gregoire in Olympia, Washington; Legislative Counsel to U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (WA) in Washington, DC; and staff positions in the Washington State House of Representatives.