Jennifer Smith joined the California Climate Hub in August 2020 as an Assistant Specialist in Forestry and Climate Coordination and Communication.
Jennifer previously held positions as an ecology research assistant with the Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in Moscow, Idaho, and most recently as a program manager with the Consortium for Energy Efficiency in Boston, Massachusetts. Jennifer has extensive experience managing large committees of diverse stakeholders, supporting research projects, and facilitating working groups. She will be bringing her skills and experience to her Hub position where she will serve as the program manager for the State of California Forest Management Task Forces’ Science Advisory Panel. In this role, Jennifer will work with stakeholders and researchers to enhance decision making capacity for forest management implementation; identify critical information, resource gaps, and research needs; and design and develop science-based translational products and support tools to meet the needs of California's forestlands stakeholders. Jennifer holds a B.S. and M.S. in wildlife biology from Humboldt State University and Michigan State University, respectively.