With over 20 years of strategic environmental legal work in both the public and non-profit sectors, Jennifer is a conservation consultant working with the Natural Resources Defense Council on a Regional Foodshed Initiative to forge collaborative platforms between rural and urban communities and establish sustainable economic growth via local agriculture. She is the founder/president of FarmCo New York, a Catskill-based company creating economically-viable and environmentally-conscious family farm business ventures. And previously, for 11 years, Jennifer was Vice President for Land Acquisition of the Open Space Institute, overseeing a multimillion-dollar budget preserving more than 100,000 acres of critical natural New York landscapes through creative farmland and watershed protection strategies, partnerships with government and landowners, and alliances with academic institutions and NGO partners. From 1993 to 2000, Jennifer was a Senior Attorney at the Office of General Counsel for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, serving as lead counsel for the Lands & Forest Program and counseling on hazardous waste and pesticide matters. Jennifer sits on the boards of the Norcross Wildlife Foundation, the Atlantic Salmon Federation and the Watershed Agricultural Council. She holds a J.D from Boston University School of Law and a joint B.A. in English Literature & Rhetoric and Political Science from Binghamton University.