Consultant in Arlington, Virginia
Peter Jutro, PhD, is an experienced Environmental Policy and National Security professional with over 35 years of public service to his name. Most recently, he served as the Associate Administrator for Homeland Security. After retiring from public service, Peter Jutro has been writing, consulting, and advising on scientific, environmental policy, and national security issues.
Following the 2001 terrorist attacks, Peter Jutro transitioned from his primary work in environmental biology and policy into homeland security. While EPA had not been associated with national security concerns in the past, these attacks brought to light many domestic issues that our military and intelligence communities were not properly equipped to handle. Peter Jutro was enlisted to conduct research and risk assessments on everything from chemical contaminants to global climate change. Peter played an instrumental role in the broad sweep of our national security, helping to ensure that our country will be ready to clean up any disaster, whether it come from a terrorist attack or natural disaster.
Dr. Peter Jutro received his PhD from Cornell University, for research on Natural Resources Conservation, the geography of infectious disease and natural pharmaceuticals, and chemical ecology, and then taught courses at Cornell on public policy, biology, risk, and environmental issues. In 1996, Peter Jutro was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).