P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Tomás Carbonell, 2006

Deputy Assistant Administrator for Stationary Sources, Office of Air and Radiation, Environmental Protection Agency

Tomás Carbonell is the child of immigrants from Cuba

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at Yale University

Tomás Carbonell is the deputy assistant administrator for stationary sources in the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Air and Radiation. Previously, he worked at the Environmental Defense Fund in several key positions such as senior counsel and director of regulatory policy for EDF's US Clean Air Program. From 2008 until 2012, he was an associate at Van Ness Feldman, PC in Washington, D.C where he worked on clean energy and climate policy projects.

Tomás was raised in North Carolina by Cuban parents.

Tomás graduated from Yale Law School in 2008. He graduated from North Carolina State University in 2002 with degrees in chemical engineering, economics, and multidisciplinary studies. Pursuing a passion for international environmental law and policy, Tomás went on to earn master's degrees in development economics and environmental management as a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University.

Tomás has interned at the Center for International Environmental Law, Environmental Defense Fund, the US Department of Justice, and the World Resources Institute, and has written extensively on the environmental impacts of official export credit agencies. He is committed to a career as a policymaker or litigator in the environmental area, either at an environmental group or a government agency.

  • JD Law | Yale University 2008
  • MSc Environmental Change and Management | University of Oxford 2005
  • MSc Economics for Development | University of Oxford 2004
  • BS Chemical Engineering | North Carolina State University 2002
Work History
  • Environmental Protection Agency, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Stationary Sources, Office of Air and Radiation | January 2021 - PRESENT
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