Jennifer Whitener

Jennifer Whitener

… serves as the director of the Denver Zoo’s Conservation Leadership Team, through which she works to develop new and innovative ways to build capacity and empower others to make a positive and lasting impact in their communities.  With ecological and human well-being as the targets, Jennifer calls upon her fifteen-year career in field conservation, strategy development, environmental education and non-profit management to help Denver Zoo and the surrounding community approach conservation challenges through a social science lens. Within the city of Denver, Jennifer sits on the Steering Committee of the Denver Metro Nature Alliance and serves as a Technical Team Member for the Regional Conservation Assessment, which aims to map and prioritize areas throughout Colorado for climate resiliency. Internationally, Jennifer currently serves as a Strategic Planning Advisor for Wildlife SOS based in India, and has completed research projects focusing on developing cross-cultural approaches to conservation in the Canadian Arctic, Mongolia, Thailand, Namibia, Uganda, and Costa Rica.  As a Miami University graduate of the AIP’s sister program, the Global Field Program, Jennifer is thankful for the opportunity to give back to such a rich learning community and help create new opportunities for current and future students to ignite their curiosity and step into their leadership abilities!

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