About Mindi DePaola

Mindi DePaola

Program Manager, Office of the Chief Scientist


Areas of expertise:

Air pollution, community engagement, environmental justice


Mindi supports science work at the intersection of air pollution and environmental justice through stakeholder engagement and program management. Her current work is focused on building and maintaining constructive partnerships with environmental justice groups and disadvantaged communities, through listening to concerns and supporting their advocacy efforts, to ultimately promote clean air and equity.


Prior to joining EDF, Mindi worked at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), managing community outreach and engagement projects centered around atmospheric sciences and health. She also lived and worked in the rural Andes mountains in Peru, doing epidemiology field work on household air pollution within indigenous communities at high altitude.

  • M.S.P.H., Global Disease Epidemiology and Control, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • B.S., Biology, University of Minnesota