Jack was born in Texas and raised in Northern Virginia. Spending time in the Blue Ridge Mountains and Chesapeake Bay while growing up close to Washington, DC instilled Jack with an appreciation of diverse ecosystems and a passion for environmental policy. Jack graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies and Political Science from Davidson College, where he researched Appalachian wildfires and led campus-wide voter registration and voter turnout efforts. As the son of two teachers and a former classroom assistant and literacy tutor, Jack is passionate about working with youth and excited to join Grades of Green as a Sustainability Service Corps Fellow, helping young people foster environmental stewardship in their communities. Outside of work, Jack enjoys running, playing soccer, visiting museums, and exploring his new LA community.