2017 Fellows on a field trip during the month-long training program.—Kevin McCann, 2017 Fellow


282 Fellows

58 Countries

All 7 Continents

Senior Environmental Scientist at Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Des Moines, IA 50310-3329
United States of America

Jeff runs a Clean Water Act Program for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency. His team of engineers and biologists collect water quality data for surface waters that are not meeting expectations, determine the cause of the issue, and calculate the "Total Maximum Daily Load" that the system can assimilate on a daily basis. Jeff's background includes masters degrees in Environmental Science (with an economics emphasis) from Oregon State and in Business Administration from Iowa. Jeff enjoys the multi-disciplinary problem solving aspect of the work we, as environmental scientists, are expected to perform. In his free time, Jeff contributes to a website covering the Chicago Bears NFL team and is trying to run a half marathon in all 50 US states (26 completed). 

Collaboration Interests

Any opportunity to help shape an idea

I Am Seeking

Collaboration opportunities to help me grow as a professional. Doesn't need to be in water quality - I'm always interested in learning more.

I Can Offer

Sounding board / brainstorming partner, feedback on proposals, help with composition / copy editing