Meet Rafeed Hussain: Kicking off the New Year with an Old Friend | Sea Change

January 17, 2023

Jenna and Rafeed dive into ocean policy and photography

Tune in to the first Sea Change Podcast episode of the New Year to catch up with Jenna and her good friend, Rafeed Hussain. During this discussion, the two chat about their love for the ocean, photography, the importance of ocean planning, and so much more. In addition to being a friend of Jenna's, Rafeed is a Master of Arts in Marine Affairs Student at the University of Rhode Island, a talented photographer, and a former Ocean Planning Program Specialist for Ocean Conservancy. This episode is excellent for anyone considering grad school or entering the field of ocean policy.

Show Transcription
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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.