Jennifer A. Salisbury
Project Review Coordinator, Vanderbilt University
J.D., New Mexico School of Law
After graduating from the University of New Mexico School of Law, Jennifer A. Salisbury, JD, spent the first part of her career working in the United States Congress, including as Director of Legislation for a Senator. Then, she served as a trial lawyer in such positions as Assistant United States Attorney and General Counsel of a state agency. Later, her career shifted away from legal jobs and toward executive management positions in government, such as at the Department of the Interior, where she provided management oversight as Deputy Assistant Secretary of such federal agencies as the Minerals Management Service and National Park Service. This was followed by a seven year stint as the Cabinet Secretary of New Mexico’s natural resources agency. While Secretary, Salisbury coordinated the state’s efforts to ensure New Mexico’s radioactive waste transportation safety program had been completely implemented by the time shipments of transuranic waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant began in March 1999.
Since leaving government, Salisbury has served as a consultant on such issues as environmental cleanup, nuclear waste transportation, and natural resource development on public lands. Salisbury also mediates legal disputes. She recently ended ten years of service as a member of the Department of Energy’s Environmental Management Advisory Board and currently serves as board chair of a non-profit that fosters collaborative processes to develop concrete recommendations for tackling important state policy concerns.
Hanford Site-wide Review Project