Jackie Takacs received her undergraduate degree in Life Sciences (Marine Biology) and a Master’s in Marine, Environmental, and Estuarine Sciences from the University of Maryland.
As most informal educators do, Takacs wears many hats and works with many different groups of people. As a Watershed Restoration Specialist for the Maryland Sea Grant Extension Program, she partners with researchers to make their studies more accessible to teachers and she works with teachers to translate that research into the classroom, helping educate students on issues related to the Chesapeake Bay. Jackie also provides technical assistance for aquaculture and pond management programs in Southern Maryland. Most recently, she has created a watershed sciences‐based summer camp for her local 4H program.