Founder, Science Storytellers, Boston, Mass.
Jenny is the founder and executive director of Science Storytellers, a new public program that gets kids to interview scientists just as professional journalists to — and to then share their science stories. She has been a writer and editor at WGBH in Boston, where she produced award-winning materials for the Emmy-nominated PBS KIDS ecosystem science program PLUM LANDING, and is a former managing editor of the SciStarter blog network. Jenny has led numerous professional development workshops for educators on integrating digital tools into formal and informal learning settings. She also has written about science, education, and creativity for outlets including the Boston Globe, Science, Science News for Students, and the New York Times Learning Network as well as numerous publishers in the k-12 market. A Midwesterner at heart, Jenny has a master’s degree in biology from Purdue University, where she also cut her teeth as a science writer for the university’s Agricultural Communications and University News Services. When she’s not talking about science, you’ll find her kayaking with her family, cheering for the Green Bay Packers, and looking for slimy things under logs.