Staff Profile

Jennifer Lane Allen

Contracts Coordinator, Social & Digital Media Specialist

Jen joined the Center for Land-Based Learning as the Contracts Coordinator in May 2011. In addition to contracts administration, her duties include maintaining the Land-Based Learning website, coordinating social media marketing, and designing graphics and outreach materials for digital and print media.

Jen holds an A.S. Degree in Biological Sciences from Long Beach Community College (1996) and a B.S. Degree in Agricultural and Managerial Economics from University of California, Davis (2000). Jen found her passion for conservation while working for Yolo County Resource Conservation District during her senior year of college. After graduating, she served as the Program Manager for Wild on Watersheds, a program of California Association of Resource Conservation Districts. During this three-year tenure, Jen worked with RCDs throughout California coordinating tours of watersheds to raise awareness of watersheds and water quality. In addition, Jen has over six years' experience working as a bookkeeper.

After doing graphic design as a hobby for over a decade, Jen has extensive training in Adobe Creative Cloud, finishing advanced courses in Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator in 2015-2016. Jen is a dedicated volunteer for Girl Scouts of U.S.A and has a personal blog for Girl Scout leaders. On her off time she enjoys spending time with her three children and her Boxer Diesel, attending horror and halloween conventions, reading, and attending food events.