Jennifer Jeffers was selected as the 2001 North American Rolex Scholar. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in December 2000 with a degree in Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology and a minor in Business Administration.
After completing her OW-U Scholarship in April 2002, Jennifer managed Conservation International’s Regional Marine Strategies program in Washington, D.C., where she provided marine biodiversity management strategies to regional staff, local and national governments, and public institutions in 11 countries worldwide. Jennifer assisted in developing site-specific and large-scale conservation planning strategies for conservation programs, including the implementation of formal agreements for marine protected area creation, management, and enforcement.
Jennifer moved to California in 2006 to pursue graduate work, and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2009 with a J.D. and Certificate of Environmental Law from the School of Law (Boalt Hall) and a M.S. in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management.
Jennifer is currently an associate in the Environment and Energy Group at Morrison & Foerster LLP’s San Francisco office. Jennifer counsels domestic and international clients on land use, environmental, and regulatory matters in a number of sectors, including natural resources, fisheries, renewable energy, water, climate change, and real property development.