Doctor of Philosophy (Ecology and Evolution), University of Adelaide (current), Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science, University of Adelaide, Bachelor of Science (Biology and Chemistry), University of South Australia.
Jenna is an accomplished scientist with a strong background in ecology, conservation, and science education. She has recently completed and submitted her Ph.D. thesis on native plant conservation under climate change. Her dedication and expertise in her field have earned her multiple publications in esteemed academic journals, establishing her as a respected voice in the realms of ecology and conservation.
Jenna’s academic journey began with her Bachelor of Science degree, specializing in Biology and Chemistry, which she completed at the University of South Australia from 2016 to 2018. Building upon her foundation, she pursued an Honours Degree in Conservation Ecology at the University of Adelaide, further deepening her knowledge and passion for the subject. Currently, Jenna is in the final stages of her Ph.D. candidature in Ecology and Evolution at the University of Adelaide, where she is making significant contributions to the field.
In addition to her academic pursuits, Jenna actively engages with her local conservation work group, dedicating her time and effort to maintaining and revegetating a native sand dune ecosystem. Her involvement demonstrates her commitment to practical conservation efforts and the application of scientific knowledge in real-world scenarios.
As a multidisciplinary scientist, Jenna leverages her diverse knowledge in ecology, chemistry, biology, and physiology to enhance her teaching methods. By incorporating real-world examples and practical applications from each field, she provides her students with a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter. Jenna’s passion for her field is contagious, inspiring and motivating her students to not only excel in their classes but also to pursue their own scientific endeavors.
Jenna’s current Ph.D. candidature showcases her exceptional core skills, including self-management, stakeholder engagement, writing risk assessments and safe operating procedures, reagent preparation and chemical analysis, statistical analysis using R and ArcGIS software, ecological surveying, field worker training, and online procurement. These skills highlight her ability to manage complex projects, collaborate effectively with stakeholders, and conduct rigorous scientific research.
Jenna’s wealth of knowledge, dedication to conservation, and passion for her field make her an exceptional educator and mentor. Her ability to connect with her students, combined with her expertise and real-world experience, creates a dynamic and engaging learning environment. Through her teaching, Jenna not only imparts knowledge but also instills in her students a sense of purpose and a drive to contribute to the scientific community and make a positive impact on the world.