Jackson hails from New Orleans, got her master's at Princeton, and formerly served as the head of environmental protection for New Jersey. Critics says Jackson followed too many Whitman-era administration policies and is "a pliant technocrat who will follow orders." (Grist published a fairly decent, balanced overview of environmentalists' pros and cons about her appointment.)
In the meantime, see what you think of her appearance on the show last night (and feel free to comment below).
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||M - Th 11p / 10c|
|Lisa P. Jackson|