Prior to joining EPA, Fox served as Chief Executive Officer for the US Water Alliance.
President Joe Biden announced his intent to elevate Radhika Fox as part of a 10-member team to lead on climate and transportation matters across key agencies on April 14, 2021. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate with a 55-43 vote on June 16.
Fox, who previously served as the Acting Assistant Administer for Water, was appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water at the Environmental Protection Agency on January 20, 2021.
The EPA’s Office of Water works to ensure that drinking water is safe, wastewater is safely returned to the environment, and surface waters are properly managed and protected.
Prior to joining EPA, Fox served as Chief Executive Officer for the US Water Alliance, where she established herself as a widely recognized national thought leader on complex water issues, from equitable water management to investing in our nation’s water infrastructure.
Her work has helped address the most salient water issues facing the nation—including climate change, affordability, equity, governance, innovative finance, and the evolution of the One Water movement.
Fox previously directed the policy and government affairs agenda for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which is responsible for providing 24/7 water, wastewater, and municipal power services to 2.6 million Bay Area residents.
She also served as the Federal Policy Director at PolicyLink, where she coordinated the organization’s policy agenda on a wide range of issues, including infrastructure investment, transportation, sustainable communities, economic inclusion, and workforce development.
Fox holds a BA from Columbia University and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley where she was a HUD Community Development Fellow.
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