Mae Wu is the Senior Director of Health and Food at the Natural Resources Defense Council. She has focused her legal advocacy on getting toxic chemicals out of consumer products and strengthening the regulation of pesticides. She has worked on efforts to remove antimicrobials from soap, curb the use of antibiotics in livestock, and protect the quality of drinking water.
Wu previously served on a federal advisory committee to revise the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Total Coliform Rule, the agency’s Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee, and its National Drinking Water Advisory Council. She received her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Rice University, her master’s in environmental policy from the University of Cambridge, and her JD from Duke University. She is based in Washington, D.C.