Jenell is an environmental advocate and graduate of Montclair State University. In 2018 she completed her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, during which she concentrated on geology and hydrology. As her admiration and curiosity for natural landscapes grew, she spent her free time traveling to national forests and parks throughout the country. During her travels, she grew a deeper appreciation for the flora and wildlife unique to each forest. Upon returning home, she began independently studying the local ecology and finding her niche. Jenell spent time volunteering with the New Weis Center in Ringwood, NJ, where she restored native plant gardens and assisted in environmental education and outreach.
Searching for a hands-on position, she joined Restore Native Plants. Being a part of the team, she is excited to create an environmental education curriculum where the RNP team will be able to share their passion and knowledge with the public, igniting a similar spark of admiration for the natural world within the youth. She also hopes to make a big impact on native species restoration within the local forests. Jenell loves nature photography, hiking with her dog, kayaking, and practicing yoga.