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Jennifer (“Jenny”) Kane 

Senior Biodiversity and Natural Resources Advisor 

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) 
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Jennifer Kane is a Senior Biodiversity and Natural Resources Advisor in USAID’s Center for Environment, Energy, and Infrastructure.  She leads USAID’s engagement in the Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability and provides leadership on fisheries and food security, the integration of climate change and biodiversity, and promoting equity and inclusion in the environment sector at USAID.  She has over a decade of experience in biodiversity, natural resources management and climate change, and particular expertise in making technical information actionable. 
Jenny holds a Master of Science in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology and a Master of Public Policy in Environmental Policy from the University of Maryland College Park, a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California Santa Cruz, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Visual Art from Brown University.