Growing up in the diverse ecosystems of California laid the foundation of Jenna's passion for conservation science. From coral reef restoration in Australia to whale shark conservation in the Philippines, her varied experience also includes regenerative agriculture in Tuscany, public science education with the California Academy of Sciences, ecosystem restoration with Golden Gate Parks Conservancy, divemaster and science interpretation on the Great Barrier Reef and Farallon Islands, and cycling tours in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Jenna holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Berkeley (2020) where she majored in Conservation and Resource Studies and graduated with honors and highest distinction.
At the Bren School, Jenna is specializing in Conservation Planning and Coastal Marine Resource Management, with a focus in Strategic Environmental Communication. With particular interest in advancing social equity and justice considerations in climate adaptation, Jenna aims to explore the relationship between the practical application of conservation science, community-based environmental management, and coastal climate resilience, interrogating their potentials to allow for new strategies of engagement with the diverse communities and complex relationships of life on Earth.