Jason Curole

Director of Project Management

Jason Curole, Ph.D., Director of Project Management, has years of experience in the project management of large coastal restoration projects and large-scale data management.

Born and raised in New Orleans, Curole’s work includes managing large-scale Louisiana coastal restoration projects with total budgets ranging from $4 to $242 million, developing innovative and data-driven methods for evaluating the success of restoration projects, and extensive experience in managing projects from development to construction.

Curole received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in zoology from Louisiana State University and his Ph.D. in genetics from the University of New Hampshire. After his postdoctoral research at the University of Southern California, where his worked concentrated on the collection and analysis of large data sets, Curole took a year sabbatical and traveled throughout southeast Asia before returning home to New Orleans.

Curole joined the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority in 2013 where he was responsible for monitoring and adaptive management of large-scale coastal restoration projects. Curole then served five years as a project manager for work ranging in scale from $242M to $4M.

In 2018, Curole joined GHD, a global professional services company specializing in engineering, construction, and architecture, and used his project management and data skills to spearhead novel methods for large-scale environmental data analysis for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and helped built a team dedicated to maritime and coastal work across the Gulf of Mexico coast.

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