Jen Metes
Conservation Programs Administrator

Jen has a robust background in conservation project management, public policy, community outreach, and environmental education. Prior to joining TFT, she worked with local governments in the Sacramento and Central Valley regions on efforts related to multi-benefit flood management, agricultural and municipal water conservation, and habitat restoration on working lands. Previously, Jen also conducted research in community & citizen science, led career development initiatives for first generation college students and women in science, and spent several years teaching environmental education in multiple National Parks. Jen holds a MS in community development from the University of California, Davis and a BA in environmental science and anthropology from the University of Michigan. As Conservation Programs Administrator, Jen manages several of TFT’s California programs, ensuring effective collaboration and communication among diverse project teams. Outside of the office, Jen is a frequent patron of her local tool-lending library and spends as much time as possible outdoors tending her garden, bagging mountain peaks, and splashing in swimming holes.

Jen’s Why: I am excited about testing out and implementing TFT’s novel basin-scale solutions to achieve ambitious conservation goals in California.

Home River: Merced River, California