Adaptation at the Community Level with Hannah Payne

Don't miss this great episode of the Sea Change podcast!

Sustainable development, community well-being, and inclusive growth are necessary for cities to embrace and include in planning for a resilient and sustainable future. During this episode, Jenna is joined by Hannah Payne, the Sustainability Coordinator for her home city of Somerville, Massachusetts, to discuss the vital role cities, and those that live in them, play to ensure a healthy future for all.


Jenna Valente

A passion for conservation and appreciation for the natural world was engrained in Jenna at a young age. Her father was in the Coast Guard. This meant she always had the fortune of living near the ocean, including Hawaii, Washington State, and Maine. Both of her parents encouraged her to spend the majority of her time outside. As a result, she finds that she is most comfortable barefoot and exploring the coast, countryside, or mountains. Her favorite thing about the ocean is the sheer power of it all. Jenna joined the American Littoral Society as the Healthy Oceans Coalition Coordinator from the Chesapeake Research Consortium where she was a member of the communications staff and focused on building the brand of the program and ensure the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Jenna completed her Executive Master of Natural Resources from Virginia Tech in 2015 and also has her Bachelors in Communication and Journalism from the University of Maine.