Jenny Stern

Jenny Stern

Jenny is pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of Washington, where her research focuses on the foraging ecology of polar bears, using diet information from hair and fat samples from the Baffin Bay polar bear subpopulation. This project also includes assessing hair growth rates, using zoo polar bears to inform ecology studies in the wild. Jenny has served as a marine mammal observer for Arctic field expeditions in both Alaska and Greenland. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a naturalist for a local nature center and taught ninth-grade biology in Kansas. Jenny is volunteering as a Tundra Connections panelist, Field Ambassador, and Polar Bears International House Ambassador. She is dedicated to understanding and protecting the Arctic ecosystem and its inhabitants.