Regional Lead Enforcement Coordinator
Environmental Protection Agency
Max Weintraub has been a Toxic Substances Control Act life scientist and environmental Protection Specialist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 9 office in San Francisco since 1997. He has worked on wide range of enforcement, permitting, and grant activities, published research related to workforce diversity and health disparities, and participated in efforts to address environmental justice through environmental statutes. Weintraub has taught environmental justice courses at University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Davis, and San Francisco State University that involved more than 400 students in service learning projects with 40 community groups. He has been a counselor with METALS: Minority Education through Traveling and Learning in the Sciences, founded the Environmental Justice and Health Union, and served on the board of directors for the DataCenter and the Community Toolbox for Children’s Environmental Health. Prior to working for the EPA, Weintraub worked for the National Safety Council’s Environmental Health Center, Alliance to End Childhood Lead Poisoning, Audubon Society, Conservation International, and the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology. Weintraub received his bachelor’s degree in biology from University of California, Santa Cruz and his master’s degree in natural resources and environment from the University of Michigan.