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Jennifer Hubbard-Sánchez’s career has focused on creating and implementing environmental education with a broad range of communities. Her life's work has focused on providing inclusive opportunities for diverse and multilingual audiences to have access to natural areas and culturally relevant ways to live greener, healthier lives. She now serves as the Recreation Manager of the Raven Run Nature Sanctuary in Lexington, Kentucky.
Jennifer is passionate, dedicated, and driven, and she embodies what it means to be an environmental educator in everything she does.
Jennifer has served on the board of the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education since 2013. She has been at the forefront of the organization for the past seven years, most recently as chair. She is a certified Kentucky Professional Environmental Educator. Jennifer has trained countless educators, leading the only Kentucky bilingual Project Learning Tree trainings for audiences that otherwise may not have had the opportunity to participate. She has lived and studied in Spain, México, and Costa Rica, and has implemented youth development programming in México and Honduras.
Jennifer’s diverse career path, education and training, volunteer experience, and professional passion have provided her with experience not only in the environmental education field, but in sustainability, diversity, and climate change education. She is a visionary, yet highly action-oriented individual. She has a love and determination that cannot be beaten and has earned the respect of everyone in the environmental education field. She is known not only in Kentucky, but nationally as well, as evidenced through her work with NAAEE’s Climate Fellows, the Environmental Issues Forums, NAAEE's climate pan, NOAA's Climate Steward program, and the Southeastern Environmental Education Alliance's Leadership Team.