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Jennifer Sevin, originally from Miami, Florida, resides in Alexandria, Virginia, and works for the Smithsonian Institution. Science and education are Jennifer’s two main interests and her work and academic experiences attempt to bridge these two fields. Jennifer received a B.S. from Florida International University in Environmental Studies and later a M.S. in Zoology from North Carolina State University. Her master’s graduate research involved studying the use of black bears and salamanders as management indicator species for biodiversity monitoring in Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina. Since 1994, Jennifer has served as President of Youth Environmental Programs, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that focuses on providing environmental education and volunteer opportunities primarily for youth. She created a water pollution education and action program called the Officer Snook Water Pollution Program. This program has been adopted by the U.S. Coast Guard and together with other organizations has provided educational presentations and materials to an estimated five million people across the United States. In her current position, Jennifer coordinates professional training courses in the U.S. and abroad for scientists and resource managers on a variety of subjects. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at George Mason University. Her current research interest is studying the distribution, abundance, and habitat use of the endangered Shenandoah salamander and producing a monitoring plan for this species for Shenandoah National Park. Jennifer also enjoys traveling, sports, photography and eating chocolate. Her dog, Raleigh, is the most precious dog in the world.