The Foundation is led by professionals with broad experience in environmental science, education, public health, business, law and university administration. Our Board of Trustees provides top-level direction, and our Scholarship Selection Committee selects top Massachusetts high school students for cultivation as future environmental leaders.
Jennifer has been with the Henry David Thoreau Foundation since its earliest days, helping transform a mere idea into reality. As the Foundation’s people leader, she heads the Foundation's investments in Thoreau Scholars and faculty grantees to catalyze and support environmental leadership. A scientist by training, Jennifer is determined to drive societal progress and connect people with social and environmental challenges. Her investigations and communications have contributed to a greater understanding of global health, particularly for island and coastal populations. Jennifer holds a Doctor of Science (ScD) in environmental health from the Epidemiology, Exposure and Risk Program at the Harvard School of Public Health, a Master of Public Health (MPH) in environmental epidemiology from Yale University, and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in aquatic biology from Brown University. As founder of reelblue, LLC, Jennifer is also internationally recognized as a filmmaker who connects art with science to inspire social transformation.
Jackie joined the Henry David Thoreau Foundation after working for fifteen years for a national literacy program. An avid gardener, she can be found pruning or weeding in good weather, and loves reading rain or shine.