Director - Community Partnerships, Great Barrier Reef Foundation
Australian, living in Brisbane, Australia
Inspired by an Indo-Pacific reef experience in Palau, Jenn moved from Washington DC to Australia to pursue a career at the interface of science and community engagement for healthy reefs. After a decade in grassroots reef conservation and reef citizen science, she currently works with a range of partners to design and deliver community-driven Reef protection programs. Jenn has led field research teams, STEM youth education, a successful Mission Blue Hope Spot nomination, and community leadership programs, all powered by people dedicated to our oceans. While recognising the scale of the conservation challenge we face, her hope is fuelled by the dedication and innovation of community champions. She believes that a more resilient future in the face of climate change requires new ways of collaboration, leadership and inspiring action to care for people and the environment. Jenn enjoys silversmithing, SCUBA diving, and curating the indoor jungle of 100+ plants that live on her back porch.