Jennifer Kennedy

Jennifer Kennedy.

  • Scientist, educator, and naturalist with more than two decades of experience studying and educating the public about the oceans
  • Executive director of ‚Äčthe¬†Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation
  • Whale watch naturalist who conducts educational programs about the marine environment


Jennifer Kennedy has worked in marine research and education for more than 20 years. Kennedy is the executive director of the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation, based in Portsmouth, N.H., where she works as a whale watch naturalist, conducts educational programs about the marine environment, coordinates local marine conservation activities, and manages the organization's operations. Kennedy wrote 260 stories during her 7.5 years working for ThoughtCo.


Jennifer Kennedy has a Bachelor of Science in natural resources from Cornell University and a Master of Science in resource administration and management from the University of New Hampshire. Her master's thesis involved studying cooperative research between fishermen and scientists.

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

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