Stephen Lester received his first Master’s of Science, in Toxicology, from Harvard University, and his second Master’s of Science, in Environmental Health, from New York University. He received his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from American University. Stephen has served on numerous scientific advisory and peer review committees including at the Natural Resource Council of the National Academy of Sciences, the National institutes of Environmental Health Sciences, and the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. In 1978, Stephen’s wife Lois Gibbs founded the Love Canal Homeowners’ Association, and CHEJ in 1981. They provide critical organizing and technical assistance to communities engaged in their own environmental struggles.