Janice Whitney, J.D., obtained her law degree from the University of Michigan and attended the State University of New York at Binghamton, graduating with a BA in political science from Harpur College. Janice received New York State certification as a Unified Court System Dispute Resolution Mediator and also has Alternative Dispute Resolution certificates from Harvard University, the American Arbitration Association, the Environmental Law Institute and the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Institute. Janice is an author, published by Cambridge University and has served as an advisor to the United Nations Environment Programme’s Director and to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Carol Browner during a detail as her Special Assistant. She has more than two decades of experience as a teacher, trainer for EPA at EPA’s National Enforcement Training Institute and the Federal Executive Institute Center for Executive Leadership. Whitney began her career at EPA as an Assistant Regional Counsel, before joining the Indian Program where she served as Consultation Specialist and then Regional Indian Coordinator. She was selected as the Lead Region Coordinator for the entire National Indian program, receiving regional and national awards for her service. She now serves as the Green Projects and Climate Change Liaison for the State Revolving Fund, a federal program which administers hundreds of millions of dollars, focusing on water and energy efficiency and conservation, innovative projects, green infrastructure, climate resiliency and adaptation measures. Before coming to work for EPA, Whitney worked in private law practice specializing in corporate, intellectual property, civil rights and entertainment law. She was an Adjunct Professor with Manhattanville College, Pace University, worked at Arista Records, and served as counsel for Record Plant Studios in NYC. She is also an attorney in good standing with the NYS Bar Association and a long-standing member of Phi Beta Kappa.