Jennifer is a National Geographic Explorer and a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
In 2015, she founded Meet the North, a project that shares personal stories from some of the four million people who live in the global Arctic. By sharing different perspectives from these places, Jennifer’s work transcends stereotypes. She has published and presented extensively on her travels through Iceland, Greenland, Nunavut, Alaska, and Norway. Jennifer is sponsored by the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Alliance and funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.
With support from the National Geographic Society, Jennifer traveled to small communities in Russia’s Far East in 2017.
In 2018, she expanded her work to include communities in French Polynesia.
Jennifer holds degrees in both biology and fine arts. She is a winner of the National Outdoor Book Award for Paddlenorth, the story of one of her 50-day canoeing expeditions across the Canadian Arctic. Her radio documentaries have been broadcast internationally and recognized by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. Her writing has appeared in various outlets including National Geographic, the BBC, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
She lives in Ottawa, Canada.
Jennifer has been collaborating with photographer Eric Guth since 2015.