Jennifer started the MURP program in 2011. Her field area is environmental planning but her interests are expanding and range from planning for climate change to main street revitalization to increasing non-motorized transportation. Jennifer (aka Jenny) came to Portland from Wisconsin by way of Washington, D.C., where she spent a few years as a Fellow with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Wastewater Management. Jenny is a co-chair of the Urban Planning Club and is working as a Graduate Research Assistant with the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium on a project related to climate adaptation planning at transit agencies. She is very excited to spend eight weeks in Chongqing, China this summer as an intern at the Chinese Academy of Urban Planning and Design, through the PSU-China Innovations in Urbanization program. Jenny received a BS in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science and an Environmental Studies Certificate from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. When she’s not at the Urban Center, Jenny enjoys urban hiking and relaxing by the water.