Jade Young

Data Optimization Committee Chair, Secretary
Jade L. Young currently serves as Team Leader and Limnologist for the Water Quality Team of the Environmental Branch, Engineering Division for the Corps of Engineers, Louisville District. She oversees the management and execution of the District’s Water Quality programs and assures that the programs are structured, staffed and managed to be responsive to program and project requirements. Her experience includes study of freshwater water systems ranging from small streams to large rivers and reservoirs. Her areas of expertise include freshwater algal and macroinvertebrate ecology, as well as assessment of chemical and physical properties within aquatic environments. In her career with the Louisville District, Jade has worked extensively on the Water Quality Team in both a technical and a supervisory capacity. Her ability to initiate and engage in partnership efforts with other governmental and non-governmental stakeholders has helped in the development of holistic watershed approaches to evaluate and address concerns associated with Louisville District water resources. Jade began her professional career with the Louisville District Corps of Engineers in August 2009. She has a M.S. in Biology with emphasis on benthic macroinvertebrate assessment from Tennessee Technological University. She also has a B.S. in Environmental Biology from Tennessee Technological University.