Jennifer received a BS in Marine Biology and Zoology from Humboldt State University and a MS in Marine Science from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories in 2005. She is currently pursuing a PhD at Oregon State University.
Jennifer is broadly interested in the physical processes that regulate coastal zooplankton and meroplankton communities. Her current research involves studying the interactions between local and basin-scale physical drivers of copepod communities and how those same processes affect the larval dispersal and population connectivity of benthic crustaceans (e.g. crabs).