Jennifer is a Senior Research Technician in the Biology Department. She attends the University of California, Los Angeles, where she is pursuing a D. Env. in environmental science and engineering. She received her M.S. in environmental health science from UCLA and her B.S. in environmental science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
D.Env., Envi. Science and Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, Exp. 2019
M.S., Envi. Health Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 2015
B.S., Envi. Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2011
B.A., Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2011
Areas of Expertise
Jennifer is a Senior Research Technician in the Biology Department at SCCWRP. Jennifer’s research centers on climate change planning and investigating how climate change will impact coastal and riparian habitats. Her work has historically incorporated field and laboratory techniques, but at SCCWRP, she is transitioning to a modeling-based approach. She is currently a doctoral student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), pursuing a degree in Environmental Science and Engineering in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES).
Teaching Assistant, Environmental Science, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. 2017
Southern California’s Rocky Intertidal Habitats Graduate Student Researcher, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. 2016- 2018
Southern California Wetland Graduate Student Researcher, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. 2016
Team Field Worker, Rocky Intertidal Monitoring with MARINe, Los Angeles, CA. 2016 - Present
Lab Technician, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. 2013- 2014
Graduate Representative, UCLA Green Initiative Fund, Los Angeles, CA. 2013- 2014
Project Manager, BEAM Engineering, Boston, MA. 2011- 2013
Team Field Worker, Massachusetts Audubon Society, Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick, MA. 2010
Honors and Awards
Raymond Goodman Scholarship for Academic Excellence, 2014-2015
School of Public Health Student Association Student of the Month Award, 2014-2015
Lester Breslow Student Writing Competition, 2014-201
Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, Iota Chapter nomination, 2014-2015
Summa Cum Laude, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2011
Selected Presentations and Conference Proceedings
Managing streamflow to support aquatic species in consideration of climate change and new water management practices. State of the Los Angeles River Watershed Symposium. Los Angeles, CA, poster, 2018
An Approach for Determining the Impacts of Changing Streamflow on Wildlife Habitat. State of the Los Angeles River Watershed, Council for Watershed Health, poster, 2018.
Feeling the squeeze: A GIS analysis of southern California rocky intertidal habitats. UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Annual Gala, poster, 2017.
Can the anthropogenic addition of sediment help coastal wetlands survive sea level rise? UCLA Earth Now: Earth 2050, poster, 2016.
Toxicity and fate of the chemicals of matrix acidization, an unconventional oil stimulation technique. American Chemical Society, Denver, CO, seminar, 2015.
Stability of chemicals used during matrix acidization. UCLA, EHS 411 seminar, 2015.
A morning without public health. UCLA, 41st Annual Lester Breslow Distinguished Lecture, 2015.