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Jacqueline Sales

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Profession

Category:
ScienceMakers
Occupation(s):
Environmental Engineer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Health Food
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Paris, France
Favorite Quote:
You Pay The Cost To Be The Boss.

Birthplace

Born:
5/8/1946
Birth Location:
New York, New York

Profession

Category:
ScienceMakers
Occupation(s):
Environmental Engineer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Health Food
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Paris, France
Favorite Quote:
You Pay The Cost To Be The Boss.

Birthplace

Born:
5/8/1946
Birth Location:
New York
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Biography

Environmental engineer Jacqueline White Sales was born on May 8, 1946. She graduated from Howard University with her B.S. degree in microbiology in 1968, and her M.E. degree in environmental engineering in 1975. Upon graduation in 1968, Sales served as Chief Technician of the Georgetown University Rheumatology Laboratory at the District of Columbia General Hospital.

In 1979, Sales became the first African American woman environmental engineer hired by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Toxic Substances. While there, she worked at EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C. and was assigned various scientific and public policy roles that involved writing and implementing federal regulations that protect human health, participating in congressional hearings, and chairing national and regional waste forums. Sales’ efforts at the EPA between 1979 and 1988 helped safeguard the environment from the improper disposal of toxic and infectious materials, and hazardous wastes. She led the pioneering effort in development of the Land Disposal Restriction Regulations that governs how hazardous and toxics waste can be disposed and received national recognition for her role in developing federal guidelines for management of medical wastes. Sales also served in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) where she managed and directed the development of policy guidance documents for DOE Headquarters and field offices. In addition, she worked closely with the assistant secretary of Environment, Safety, and Health where she developed strategies for regulatory compliance and environmental restoration at radioactively contaminated sites.

In 1988, Sales became the founder and president of HAZMED, Inc. While there, Sales focus was on helping clients develop and implement strategies, plans, and programs to manage their specific environmental risks and to protect the public from toxic hazards. She led the effort with EPA to conduct the first study on Environmental Justice. Sales also served as Chair of the Foundation Board of Bowie State University and a National Trustee of the Arthritis Foundation. She served on the Foundation Board of Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, Maryland, and the Prince Georges Economic Development Corporation Board, She is the owner of the Johnson Browne Business Center for new and emerging businesses.

Sales was recognized by the EPA, who honored her with both the Bronze Medal and the Women in Science and Engineering Award. She was also recognized by the United States Congress as an Outstanding Woman in Scientific and Technical Careers. In 2003, The Network Journal:

Black Professionals and Small Business News
named Sales as one of the “Top Twenty Five Influential Women in Business.” Under her leadership, HAZMED was named “Maryland Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise” and U.S. Small Business Administration “Minority Small Business of the Year 2000.

Jacqueline White Sales was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on May 24, 2013.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Jacqueline Sales lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Jacqueline Sales describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Jacqueline Sales talks about her mother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Jacqueline Sales talks about her mother's growing up in New York City
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Jacqueline Sales describes her father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Jacqueline Sales talks about how her parents met
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Jacqueline Sales talks about her father's time in the Army during World War II
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Jacqueline Sales describes her parents' personalities and who she takes after
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Jacqueline Sales talks about her father
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Jacqueline Sales talks about her childhood household
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Jacqueline Sales describes her earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Jacqueline Sales describes the sights, sounds and smells of her childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Jacqueline Sales talks about living near military test sites
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Jacqueline Sales describes her schools in Copiague, New York
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Jacqueline Sales talks about her love for the outdoors
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Jacqueline Sales talks about her middle and high school education
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Jacqueline Sales talks about how entertainment played a role in her life
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Jacqueline Sales talks about the Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Jacqueline Sales talks about her father's key to the Playboy Club
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Jacqueline Sales talks about high school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Jacqueline Sales talks about her decision to attend Howard University
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Jacqueline Sales talks about her time at Howard University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Jacqueline Sales talks about being on the pre-medical track at Howard University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Jacqueline Sales talks about Stokely Carmichael and his assassination
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Jacqueline Sales talks about her first marriage
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Jacqueline Sales talks about the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Jacqueline Sales talks about her father's death in 1966
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Jacqueline Sales describes her decision to attend Howard University for graduate school
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Jacqueline Sales talks about studying environmental engineering at Howard University in graduate school
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Jacqueline Sales talks about the Environmental Protection Agency
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Jacqueline Sales describes being hired at the Environmental Protection Agency
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Jacqueline Sales describes working for the Environmental Protection Agency
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Jacqueline Sales talks about changes in the Environmental Protection Agency changed under different administrations
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Jacqueline Sales describes writing hazardous waste regulations for the Environmental Protection Agency
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Jacqueline Sales talks about her time at the Department of Energy
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Jacqueline Sales describes starting HAZMED
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Jacqueline Sales talks about the difficulties of running a STEM-oriented business
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Jacqueline Sales describes the early years of HAZMED
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Jacqueline Sales talks about the Anne Burford scandal during the Reagan administration
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Jacqueline Sales talks about some of HAZMED's consulting projects
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Jacqueline Sales talks about the 1993 National Security Seminar
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Jacqueline Sales talks about past HAZMED projects
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Jacqueline Sales describes HAZMED's expansion into national defense
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Jacqueline Sales describes HAZMED's records management service
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Jacqueline Sales talks about being on the board of Bowie State University
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Jacqueline Sales talks about her favorite HAZMED project
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Jacqueline Sales talks about HAZMED's facilities
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Jacqueline Sales talks about HAZMED's partnerships
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Jacqueline Sales describes her volunteer activities
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Jacqueline Sales talks about her family
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Jacqueline Sales describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Jacqueline Sales reflects on her life
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Jacqueline Sales offers advice to people interested in STEM fields
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Jacqueline Sales reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Jacqueline Sales describes her management philosophy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 10 - Jacqueline Sales talks about her legacy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 11 - Jacqueline Sales describes her photographs