Jenny has lived in Loudoun County for 30 years and is passionate about preserving the natural areas in the county. She studied biology and psychology in college and had a lengthy career in the zoological field working with animals both in a zoological setting and in the field. Her field specialties included herpetology monitoring and population surveys as well as behavioral studies of grizzly bears, and participation in the red wolf reintroductions in the Carolinas. Jenny is very excited about reinvigorating the current amphibian monitoring programs as well as adding new programs to help increase our knowledge of local reptile and amphibian populations. Since there is a great deal of misunderstanding regarding reptiles and amphibians, Jenny believes that education helps increase the overall understanding of the importance of our local herps. When she is not out in the vernal pools, Jenny enjoys spending time with her family and finding new places to explore and photograph.