Jensen has served as the director of SNAPP since 2017. She joined The Nature Conservancy in 2008 as a senior conservation scientist and fulfilled roles including Science Advisor to SNAPP and the Luc Hoffmann Institute, an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, and a Beverly Cobble Rodriguez Lecturer at the University of Virginia.
Prior to joining SNAPP, Jensen managed diverse programs including the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Migratory Bird Program at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Conservation International’s Rapid Assessment Program. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua.
A National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, Jensen received her doctorate in interdisciplinary ecology from the University of Florida where she studied the effects of human activity on endemic land birds in the Kingdom of Tonga and Turks and Caicos Islands.
Kate is a Senior Program Manager for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Learning and Leadership for Conservation team, which supports the development of inspired and committed young conservationists around the world through a series of graduate scholarships, small grants, and training opportunities. She manages the WCS Graduate Scholarship Program, which promotes the next generation of conservation leaders by providing international graduate education opportunities to exceptional candidates from around the globe. Kate has been with WCS since 2005, working across several departments within the Global Conservation Program. She has over fifteen years of experience in nonprofit organization management, relationship building, and international relations. Kate holds a bachelor’s degree in public and community services studies and humanities with a minor in Spanish, and a master of science in global affairs.
Garrett joined The Nature Conservancy in 2022 as the Program Manager for SNAPP. To this position he brings nearly a decade of experience working in operations, administrative, and project management roles for conservation, environmental advocacy, and international development organizations, including the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, and most recently Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, DC.
A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Paraguay) and former Paul D. Coverdell Fellow, Garrett holds a Master’s of Public Administration from American University and a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech where he double majored in Political Science and Communication.
Outside of the office Garrett is an avid hiker, and completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2022. In his free time he enjoys running and biking around the city, playing guitar, and spending time with friends and family. He is based in Washington, DC.
Daniel is the Business and Grants Manager for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Global Operations. Daniel joined WCS in March 2020 and has since served as WCS’s Financial Representative for SNAPP. Prior to joining WCS, Daniel was the Zoological Society of London’s Programme Coordinator for its East and Southeast Asia program and managed a diverse portfolio of grants, funded by the U.S. government, combatting wildlife trafficking while working at TRAFFIC International. Daniel has an master of science in biodiversity and conservation from the University of Leeds and a bachelor of science degree in zoology from the University of Edinburgh, UK.
Eveline joined The Nature Conservancy as a Finance Specialist in 2021. Prior to joining TNC, she worked as a Finance Officer at The Dui Hua Foundation, a San Francisco-based nonprofit focused on advocacy and research on human rights issues in China. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Cornell University and a master of science in accounting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Outside of work, she enjoys doing crosswords, hiking, petting dogs, and watching reruns of Schitt’s Creek.