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Group Against Smog and Pollution

Rachel Filippini | Director, Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP)

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Rachel Filippini is the executive director of the Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP). GASP works to improve air quality throughout southwestern Pennsylvania through education, advocacy, policy and legal work. Rachel has been with the organization since 2001. She has a degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. She has succeeded in spearheading Allegheny County air quality legislation, increasing GASP's educational work in local communities and schools, and continuing to keep air pollution issues in the public eye. In 2009, Rachel was named one of Pittsburgh’s 40 under 40, and in 2011 one of the Women and Girls Foundation’s “Women Greening the Pittsburgh Region.” Rachel was appointed to Allegheny County’s Air Pollution Control Advisory Committee in 2017 and she also serves on the board of Pittsburgh United.