Jennifer Barrett Fajardo | Board Member
Jennifer was one of twelve lucky souls selected for a ten-day experiential leadership program on Midway Atoll NWR in 2010, Papahānaumokuākea ‘Ahahui Alaka‘i. Two years later, she left her faculty position at Hawai‘i Sea Grant to launch a boutique consultancy specializing in cause-driven communications. She enjoyed the great privilege of serving as a member of the global steering committee for the IUCN’s Commission on Education and Communication in the lead-up to the 2016 World Conservation Conference, the first (and only) time the quadrennial gathering was hosted in the United States. Born and raised in Honolulu, she holds graduate degrees from the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai‘i and the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. She is also a caregiver for her husband who was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 2021; together they have become tireless advocates for people living with this heartbreaking disease. Jennifer joined the FOMA board in 2020.