Jennifer joined NFS in 2018 in the role of Campaign & Columbia Regional Director before becoming the organization's Conservation Director in 2020. Jennifer’s previous experience includes nonprofit environmental advocacy relating to federal public lands, assessing program outcomes for the EPA Office of Research & Development, and serving as a graduate intern to U.S. Congressman Peter DeFazio. Jennifer received her M.A. in Public Policy from The George Washington University in 2009.
A childhood spent in rural Oregon inspired Jennifer’s passion for the outdoors and the meaningful relationships that can develop between people and the places they inhabit. Jennifer maintains her connections to place and the Pacific Northwest through backpacking, hunting, fishing, skiing, and gardening. When not out adventuring, she and her husband work to restore their 120-year-old farmhouse and operate a small farm outside of Canby, Oregon.