In the 1950s, Carol Yannacone studied medical physics at Brookhaven National Laboratory. In June 1966, she challenged the use of DDT for mosquito control on Long Island and became one of the founders of what is now known as the environmental movement. Two years later she became co-founder of the Environmental Defense Fund.
Less than a decade later, Yannacone was called back into public service. As a counselor to thousands of Vietnam combat veterans and their families, she helped reveal the devastating effects of dioxin contaminated Agent Orange.
Carol is a gifted and talented classroom teacher, field biologist, earth scientist and mother.