Researcher biography

Jensen Montambault is an interdisciplinary scientist with The Nature Conservancy and researches questions at the nexus of nature conservation and human wellbeing. She serves on the management team and Science Advisory Council of the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) and investigates the link between science innovations, human behavior and conservation outcomes.

Jensen has over 25 years of experience working on conservation projects throughout the world. Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy, she served as a community environmental promoter in Peace Corps-Nicaragua, managed grants for the USAID Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Program at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and coordinated Conservation International's Rapid Assessment Program.

She received her M.S. in interdisciplinary ecology from the University of Florida assessing socioeconomic influences on household attitudes toward conservation in rural Nicaragua and her Ph.D. in the same program studying the effects of rapid suburbanization on endemic land birds in the Turks and Caicos Islands.