Under Secretary Mae Wu
Marketing and Regulatory Programs Deputy Under Secretary
On January 21, 2021, USDA announced Mae Wu as the Deputy Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs. Prior to joining USDA, Ms. Wu served as a Senior Director at the Natural Resource Defense Council, helping to lead the organization’s health and food work. She has also worked with the federal government to revise the Total Coliform Rule, as well as served on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee and its National Drinking Water Advisory Council. Ms. Wu holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Rice University, a master’s degree in environmental policy from the University of Cambridge, and a Juris Doctor from Duke University.