Jacques (“Jack”) is a senior regulatory scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water, in Washington, D.C. Since joining the Office of Science and Technology in 2007, his work has focused on implementing the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (Clean Water Act), specifically water quality standards development and regulatory oversight activities. Jack administers a national nutrient pollution control program that provides technical and regulatory support to state and tribal surface water agencies. He also collaborates with state, tribal, and federal programs working to reduce nutrient pollution discharges.
Jack is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the College of William and Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science. As part of his graduate research he studied oyster disease in the Chesapeake Bay and microbial responses to iron fertilization in the Southern Ocean (Southern Ocean Fe Experiment, SOFeX). In 2004, Jack served as a John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow with the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Resources. In 2005, he joined the National Sea Grant College Program where he served as the program manager for the Knauss Fellowship, and oyster disease and finfish aquaculture extramural research programs.