Jenny is a conservation photographer specializing in underwater photography. Her work as a photographer is informed by her scientific background, and she uses her imagery to communicate science and conservation.
Jenny studied marine biology at Brown University then moved to Florida to work as a biologist at the U.S. Geological Survey. She has a PhD in Interdisciplinary Ecology from the University of Florida, where her graduate work focused on freshwater. With support from the National Geographic Society, she created an environmental education program called Walking on Water, which immerses elementary school students in the springs, cameras in hand, and teaches them about the aquifer via the first 360-virtual tour of the Floridan Aquifer. Her interdisciplinary research blends science, communications, and education and seeks to understand how we can most effectively use photography as a tool in conservation and environmental education.
National Geographic ExpeditionsExpert (Photographer, Conservationist). Upcoming trips: Circumnavigation of Iceland (Aug 2019)
International Wildlife Film FestivalLabs Fellow (April 2018)
National Geographic Magazine. Meet the Woman Who Dives in Our Drinking water (April 2017)
National Geographic Explorer Classroom presentation (Jan 2017)
TEDxJacksonville Speaker (October 2015): Illusions: a lens into our fragile freshwater
Shortlist, Environmental Photographer of the Year Competition (June 2016) - Photo titled "Hope" on display at the Royal Geographical Society in London (29 June – 21 August)
*For a complete list of publications, see this page.