Jen Gresham has a varied career spanning education, conservation, leadership and technology. She started her career in environmental education with Mass Audubon and moved to a variety of regional and global conservation organizations. Included in that was 3 years overseeing the New England Roots & Shoots office for the Jane Goodall Institute and a decade as the Director of Education for Zoo New England. An interest in having a greater impact on public education sent Jen to Vermont where she worked with the Agency of Education, overseeing the distribution of federal funds for disadvantaged students and child nutrition programs, among other things. An interest and significant experience in project management brought her back to Massachusetts where she entered the Workday ecosystem in higher education. Jen is now at Simmons University focusing her attention on strategy and systems through technology solutions.
Jen is thrilled to be a member of the Beyond Benign board, getting back to her roots in environmental education and sustainability.