Jen is a geographer and filmmaker fascinated by human-environment interaction. She has a BA in Geography and an MSc in Environment, Science & Society from the University College of London and is now based in Canada. Since 2011, Jen has run Your Frontier – a film company that focuses on showcasing worldwide expeditions as well as social and environmental responsibility projects.
She has been involved in a number of research, filmmaking and sport expeditions, taking her to destinations such as Venezuela, Zambia and China.
In November 2014, Jen was part of an all-female team called eXXpedition that sailed across the Atlantic Ocean from Lanzarote to Martinique to discover more about the effects of plastics and toxics in our bodies and in our oceans.
The voyage resulted in the 40-minute documentary: “eXXpedition: Making the Unseen Seen”, which was premiered at the Royal Geographical Society in London in March 2015 to wide acclaim. Jen is now working with the Marine Environment Research Institute on her latest project “eXXpedition: Great Lakes 2016” that sets out to undertake research plastics in the freshwater systems of North America.
She has been building her public speaking experience, appearing at adventure-based seminar series like Intrepid Explorers and Tales of Adventure, and gave her first TEDx talk about being a ‘Glocal’, inspired by her local town.