Jennifer is currently the Education Specialist at Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District where she promotes conservation education in local Loudoun schools and community through various programs. She has lived in Loudoun County for over 20 years with her husband and two children. Before pursuing a career in the environment, she worked as a software developer for 18 years. Her passion for learning about and sharing knowledge of the natural world to help people make a nature connection led her to change careers. After attending a program on Monarchs provided by LWC, she planted a single milkweed plant and was thrilled when she found it covered in monarch caterpillars. Since then, her yard has become loaded with milkweed and other native plants, grasses and trees, and has been certified as an Audubon At Home wildlife habitat. She has volunteered with local conservation organizations such as Banshee Reeks Master Naturalists, Audubon at Home Ambassadors, Plant NOVA Natives and Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy. She is also a Virginia Master Naturalist, and has worked with the “Science in the Park” program in Prince William County. She enjoys hiking, yoga and loves to be outside, often trying to identify nature.