As Vice President of Global Ocean Initiatives, Jennifer directs Monterey Bay Aquarium’s activities in support of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture on a global scale, working with a range of stakeholders to drive improvements in environmental performance, social responsibility, and governance.
As Vice President of Global Ocean Initiatives, Jennifer directs Monterey Bay Aquarium’s activities in support of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture on a global scale, working with a range of stakeholders to drive improvements in environmental performance, social responsibility, and governance. This includes the respected Seafood Watch program, which engages and empowers North American consumers and businesses to support ocean-friendly fisheries and aquaculture through their purchasing decisions. Jennifer is also working to advance the conservation of key pelagic species and is leveraging opportunities to highlight the role of a healthy ocean in helping to combat global climate change.
Jennifer oversees Monterey Bay Aquarium’s commitment to sustainability, with a focus on reducing the institution’s environmental footprint and modeling best practices - especially those in support of the Aquarium's ocean plastic pollution and climate change conservation goals.
Jennifer has over 25 years of experience in sustainable fisheries and currently serves in a leadership capacity driving greater collaboration among stakeholder groups. As such, she participates in the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions Advisory Board, Certification and Ratings Collaboration Steering Committee, Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative Steering Board, Seafood Stewardship Initiative Expert Review Committee, NGO Tuna Forum Steering Committee, and is a member of the Environmental Stakeholder Committee of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation.
Jennifer previously served as program manager for the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership and as a Senior Conservation Associate for New England Aquarium. She has also worked for American Oceans Campaign (Oceana) and Environmental Media Services.
Jennifer earned a Master of Science degree in environmental sciences from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science in education from Florida State University.