Mr. Pepino is Coordinator of the Academically Based Community Service (ABCS) courses in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Pepino has Master’s degrees in Biology and Science Education, and previously served as Director of the Public Policy Program at Franklin and Marshall College. He spent 25 years with US EPA Region III, serving as Director of Strategic Planning, Chief of Environmental Impact Analysis, and Associate Director of the Office of Watersheds. His interests include public policy related to environmental health, especially childhood lead poisoning in at-risk communities. He has been funded by the NIEHS, PA Department of Health, and the Philadelphia Department of Health to investigate environmental problems within Environmental Justice communities.