Faculty & Staff

Jennifer Bender, PhD

Research Fellow, School for the Environment
Curriculum Lead - Sustainable Seafood Collaboratory


Areas of Expertise

Marine Aquaculture, Marine Policy Analysis, Marine Conservation


PhD, Geography and Environmental Science, Boston University
MA, Administrative Studies, Boston University
BA, Art History, University of New Hampshire

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Jennifer Bender is a Boston-based environmental scientist actively involved in bridging gaps between scientists, policy makers, the public and other stakeholders when it comes to issues relating to the marine environment and our coastal zones. She serves as the executive director of the Marine Studies Consortium which offers courses in marine and aquatic sciences and other topics. She also writes a blog for Community Voices on Boston.com on issues pertaining to the environment and a quarterly column for Edible Vineyard on Healthy Oceans. She consults to a variety of organizations including the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and Stellwagen Alive a Foundation for Our National Marine.

At our School for the Environment Bender is not only one of our instructors but is the academic lead in developing curriculum (degree and non-degree) for marine aquaculture.