Caring for our community: the impact of science education on a sustainable tomorrow

A lawyer and chemical engineer by training, Kim Scarborough’s passion for the environment began in college when she took a class on wastewater treatment.

“I loved it,” Kim said. “I was thinking that I could do great things and clean up the environment. But, as we all know, it’s a political machine and it’s not as simple as you think.”

Kim began her career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, working in enforcement of the Clean Air Act. She later worked for Exelon (now Constellation) before joining PSEG in 2011.

As manager of Corporate Citizenship strategies at PSEG, Kim supports Federal and State Government Affairs, ESG and Corporate Social Responsibility as the company works toward a carbon-free economy. Under her previous position, environmental policy manager – air, Kim focused on regulatory policy, reviewing and commenting on rules and proposed rules on behalf of the company. Her expertise in air policy led to a seat on the EPA’s Clean Air Act Advisory Committee where she provides feedback and comments on rulemaking. The committee recently issued a report highlighting the accomplishments of the Clean Air Act.

In addition to her work at PSEG, Kim sits on the board of The Center for Aquatic Sciences in Camden, a nonprofit devoted to marine-science focused research, education and volunteerism. Kim has been particularly active in a science education and internship program at the center called Community and Urban Science Enrichment. The five-year program serves students in eighth-12th grades.

“The program has seen so much success, resulting in 98% of the students who go through it going on to secondary education. I’m really passionate about this and I love that program,” Kim said.

If Kim could have a superhero power to restore the planet, she would be able to convince policymakers to work more collaboratively on solutions.

PSEG Editorial Team

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