Jacques P. Hebert

Communications Manager, Coastal Resilience and Ecosystems, Environmental Defense Fund

Jacques works in communications with Environmental Defense Fund for Restore the Mississippi River Delta, raising awareness to Louisiana’s land loss crisis, its far-reaching implications on people, wildlife and the economy, and the restoration solutions available to address it. Jacques leads a team that leverages public communications and innovative marketing strategies to build support for restoration of Louisiana’s coast. Prior to joining EDF, he initially served as Communications Director for National Audubon Society and Audubon Louisiana as part of the coalition. Before Audubon, Jacques worked as the Public Affairs Manager at Mother Jones in San Francisco, where he helped elevate the profile of the news organization and its reporting. Previously, he worked at Google in its advertising department and then on the company’s corporate communications team focusing on YouTube. Jacques graduated from Dartmouth College with a dual major in Spanish and Latin American Studies. Jacques is a native son of Louisiana, having grown up in the town of Braithwaite in Plaquemines Parish, where his family had lived for generations. In 2015, he participated in Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Emerging Leaders program, in 2016, Jacques completed the Institute for Environmental Communication at Loyola University, and in 2018, he was an Aspen Ideas Festival scholar. Gambit selected Jacques as one of its “40 Under 40” for 2018. He is the producer and co-host of “Delta Dispatches,” a weekly radio show and podcast on WGSO 990AM that explores Louisiana’s coast, its people, wildlife and jobs, and why restoring it matters.

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