HerChesapeake

These women are empowered to protect the Chesapeake Bay

On this episode of Sea Change, Jenna Valente is joined by the leadership of HerChesapeake, an organization that works at the intersection of feminism and environmentalism to cultivate a network of women who elevate, amplify and empower each other in equitable pursuit of their collective success and a healthier Chesapeake Bay. Jenna is joined by Lauren Taneyhill, Founder and President; Stephanie Smith, Vice President; and Catherine Krikstan, the organization's Historian.

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.