Jacqueline Shirley

Rural Development Specialist II |

Jacqueline Shirley was born and raised in Alaska, is a Yupik Tribal member of the Native Village of Hooper Bay on the Bering Sea coast. She has worked at Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) for the past seven (7) years, where she provides training and technical assistance to Tribes, nonprofit and local agencies, to improve or develop water, wastewater, and solid waste sustainable systems and programs in rural communities across the western portion of the U.S. She obtained her Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. She also served 18 years in the Army National Guard as a Field Medic. She has spent the past 40 years advocating to improve human and environmental health. Jacqueline seats on the EPA’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) since 2019. The NEJAC is responsible for providing recommendations to the EPA’s Administrator on EJ issues and concerns. She currently lives in Albuquerque, NM.

Track: TAP Skills: Engagement
Title: Overview of Environmental Justice (EJ)
Day/Time: Tuesday, 8/16 | 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Description: What is EJ? How do apply EJ principles in our work as community service providers? Justice 40, and other current “EJ” priorities and initiatives will also be discussed.