Jennifer Mundt joined the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality as the Policy and Innovation Advisor in April 2017. Mundt has devoted her career to environmental policy. Most recently, she spent more than a decade as a nonpartisan legislative analyst serving the North Carolina General Assembly. While at the legislature, she helped craft environmental, energy and public health legislation and policy. Mundt earned bachelor’s degrees in environmental science and political science from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in Public Health from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.