Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science from Memorial University, where she majored in Ecology and Conservation Biology Co-op with a Minor in Geography. During her post-secondary education, she volunteered with the Fluvarium in St. John’s, where she regularly presented educational material on the watersheds that flow through the Northeast Avalon. Her co-operative degree also allowed for various work positions in her field of study including, completing a literature review on Spruce Budworms in the Ecosystem Ecology Lab at MUN under the NSERC USRA award, and managing community gardens as Conservation Corps Green Team Leader for Mount Pearl. Her interest in the conservation of ecosystems is further supported by her experience with the Ecological Sciences Department at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, where she learned various ecological field research and analysis techniques including the monitoring of habitats and species in Terra Nova’s Newman Sound.
Since graduation Jennifer has worked for a local non-profit, Northeast Avalon ACAP, where she has managed and executed projects focused on the protection and monitoring of freshwater and coastal areas on the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland and Labrador.