Jen Halstead

Outreach Organizer

Pronouns: she/her

Jen is NAMA's Outreach Organizer. While she's involved in several projects, she works closely with Slow Fish North America and One Fish Foundation.

Previously, Jen studied at Great Bay Community College where she obtained her associate degree in Environmental Studies. Following some time at University of New Hampshire, where she focused on marine and freshwater biology, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science at Southern New Hampshire University.

Prior to NAMA, Jen completed several marine-center research projects throughout her studies with support from NH EPSCoR and NH SeaGrant. She also spent time on the team at NERACOOS, focusing on the NECAN project, and worked in a water quality lab on Great Bay in NH. After spending time at Shoal's Marine Laboratory on Appledore Island, Jen shifted her focus to sustainable fisheries.

In her downtime, Jen can usually be found painting, but also enjoys video games, and spending time outdoors, primarily on the rocky coastlines of Maine and New Hampshire, with her partner Alex, and their handsome dog, Hugo.