Master of Environmental Management and Development
The Australian National University, Crawford School of Public Policy
Focused on sustainable development and economic policy, with emphasis on global environmental issues and challenges facing developing nations.
B.Sc. Environmental Science and Management, Minor: International Development and Resource Economics
Unversity of Rhode Island
Narragansett, Rhode Island, USA
Strong background in environmental policy, law, economics, GIS, and natural sciences. Curriculum included six months Copenhagen, Denmark.
US Environmental Protection Agency
March 2011 - Present
State Revolving Fund Program Project Officer | May 2020 - Present
Administer approximately $18M annual grant awards to the State of New Jersey to support drinking water infrastructure funding. Work with New Jersey and national coordinators on the 2019 "Booker Bill", or Water Infrastructure Funding Transfer Act, which addresses lead in drinking water through zero interest loans to disadvantaged communities.
Peconic Estuary Program and New York State Nonpoint Source Program Coordinator | August 2013 - May 2020
Support programmatic and technical functions associated with large grants authorized under the Clean Water Act to the State of New York, Suffolk County, and New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission. Serve as project officer on grants and cooperative agreements in support of statewide and regional water quality programs.
Acting Director, EPA Long Island Sound Office | May 2016 - September 2016
Acting Director of one of the largest regional water quality programs in the United states. Oversee implementation of multi-million dollar grants to several states and non-governmental organizations. Work with five New England states, EPA Regon 1, EPA Region 2, academic institutions, other federal agencies, and a wide range of NGOs to advance EPA’s goals for restoring the Long Island Sound.
New York State 303(d) List of Impaired Waters Coordinator | March 2011 - August 2013
Extensive review and analysis of water quality data from New York State. Serve as technical authority on all waterbodies in New York State and provide policy advice based on legal requirements.
Special Project and Publication, Regional Research Partnership Program| June 2015 - September 2015 (4 Months)
Created and published EPA Paper, Economic Tools for Managing Nitrogen in Coastal Waters (Jewhurst, 2016). This project was designed to help local governments and environmental organizations use economic analyses to achieve environmental goals in a cost-effective manner. Results of this four month project were later published in the Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics as a separate paper titled The Application and Usefulness of Economic Analyses for Water Quality Management in Coastal Areas (Jewhurst, 2017). Work was completed in consultation with the EPA Office of Research and Development in Narragansett, Rhode Island.
New York State Department of State
Long Island South Shore Estuary Reserve Office, Program Administration Manager
Work with local government, County, and State representatives to achieve water quality goals. Particular focus on stormwater issues and drinking water supply.
Town of Babylon Department of Environmental Control
Waterways Management Aide/GIS Analyst, seasonal and full time
Provided a wide range of GIS analyses, including developing a GIS/GPS mapping and tracking program to comply with local stormwater regulations. Assisted with private drinking water well inspections, environmental impact reviews, contracts acquisition, grant writing, zoning and planning reviews, and representing the department at numerous meetings with other government agencies.
New York State Parks
Naturalist and Educator, Seasonal
Manhattan College Environmental Engineering Laboratory
Water Quality Laboratory Intern