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B.A., Manhattanville College
J.D. Pace University School of Law (certificate in environmental law)
Since 1995, Ms. Wieder has served as an Assistant Regional Counsel with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2, negotiating the cleanup of major hazardous waste sites in New York and the Caribbean.
She has received numerous awards for her efforts including 2 gold and 2 bronze medals from EPA for her work on the Hudson River PCBs superfund site and the General Motors Bankruptcy. Since 2000, she has served as an adjunct professor at Pace where she teaches a course concerning the law of hazardous waste management and remediation; she has also assisted with the U.S./Brazil Comparative Environmental Law Course and BAILE since 2002. In 2007, she served as Visiting Co-Director of the Environmental Law Program at Pace. Prior to these positions, she worked for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Ms. Wieder regularly conducts training for EPA legal and technical staff on a variety of issues and lectures on a broad range of topics including, hazardous waste, environmental claims in bankruptcy, electronic waste, and biofuels. She co-authors the 'EPA Update' column for the New York Environmental Lawyer (a publication of the New York State Bar Association) and is co-Chair of the NYSBA's Environmental Law Section's Solid Waste Committee.
In 2009, Ms. Wieder was awarded the Nicholas A. Robinson Alumni Achievement Award for her significant contributions to the field of environmental law.