Meet the Team

Jennifer Tribble, Ph.D.

Director

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Phone: 615-210-7139

Responsibilities:
    - Environmental Policy
    - Environmental Review Requests
    - Customer-Focused Government and Strategic Planning
    - Title VI and Environmental Justice
    - EPIC

Jennifer Tribble is the Director of the Office of Policy and Planning. In this role, Jenn coordinates Office activities including overseeing TDEC’s Title VI and Environmental Justice program, engaging with TDEC Divisions and external stakeholders on environmental policy issues, supporting Department strategic planning efforts, and coordinating special projects. Jenn holds a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a dissertation focused on the effects of stress on the brain. Jenn also holds a BS in Chemistry and a BS in Microbiology from the University of Texas. Prior to joining TDEC, Jenn worked broadly on science policy and science communication at Duke University. Jenn lives in Nashville and spends her free time exploring new recipes and new places.

Bryan Davidson

Policy Analyst

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Phone: 615-393-0359

Responsibilities:
    - Environmental Policy
    - Environmental Review Requests
    - PFAS
    - Environmental Justice
    - EPIC

Bryan Davidson is a Policy Analyst with the Office of Policy and Planning. Bryan’s work involves providing research and analytical support on a variety of complex environmental policy topics, coordinating TDEC reviews and responses on projects in the state of Tennessee that trigger National Environmental Policy Act requirements, and providing technical assistance to various TDEC divisions and external stakeholders on environmental justice and community resilience issues. Bryan holds a JD from Vanderbilt Law School and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Belmont University. As a born and raised west Tennessean with a lifelong appreciation for Tennessee’s natural beauty, Bryan is passionate about serving his home state through developing policy solutions that promote environmental stewardship and sustainability.

Rachael Maitland

Senior Policy Analyst

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Phone: 423-836-8925

Responsibilities:
    - Environmental Policy
    - PFAS
    - Title VI

Rachael Maitland is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Office of Policy and Planning, where she supports various TDEC divisions by conducting environmental policy research and analysis, facilitating strategic planning, and serving as the Title VI Coordinator. Rachael earned a Master of Science in Environmental Science and a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University, and BS in Environmental Studies and Psychology from Emory University in Atlanta. Rachael has broad experience in environmental policy, conservation, community and urban planning, research, and project management from her time working at TDOT’s Office of Community Transportation, The Land Trust for Tennessee, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Rachael lives in Chattanooga, where she enjoys gardening, crafting, biking, and anything outside.