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Christy Veeder

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Christy Veeder is the national program director at Jobs to Move America, where her work focuses on increasing support for policies and practices that can strengthen American infrastructure and increase access to high-road job opportunities while improving environmental quality and long-term climate health.

Prior to joining JMA, Dr. Veeder developed expertise on a range of climate-related issues as a doctoral fellow at Columbia University and NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Her research on atmospheric science led her to become the 2016-2017 American Meteorological Society Congressional Policy Fellow, an opportunity that allowed her to work on environmental and energy policy, labor relations, and industrial manufacturing issues in the Senate.

States and localities will need the full range of tools to recover economically. That calls for federal policies that tap infrastructure-building's power to boost local jobs and small-business growth.
A large-scale rollout not only would significantly improve air quality but also holds the promise of good new jobs for the disadvantaged.