Speaker profile

Michal Ilana Freedhoff

Michal Ilana Freedhoff

Assistant Administrator for OCSPP, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, EPA

Michal Ilana Freedhoff is the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), effective June 2021. Prior to that, she joined EPA as the Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for OCSSP in January 2021.

Dr. Freedhoff has more than 20 years of government experience, most recently as the Minority Director of Oversight for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. She began her Congressional service in 1996 in then-Congressman Ed Markey's office as a Congressional Science and Engineering fellow after receiving a Ph.D. in physical chemistry at the University of Rochester.

Dr. Freedhoff has also served on the staffs of the House Science Committee, the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee. With environmental expertise spanning a range of policy areas, her legislative work includes the 2016 re-authorization of the Toxic Substances Control Act, 2019 legislation to address PFAS contamination, the fuel economy provisions in the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, and a law requiring the creation of an online database of potential consumer product safety defects.