Western Regional Director

Jennie Shield, MEM

Jennie is an environmental professional with dynamic experience spanning nearly two decades. She provides strategic environmental planning and support for Great Ecology through a combination of collaborative leadership, project management, and technical expertise. Jennie’s professional history is rooted in her experience as a civil servant with the Department of the Navy, most recently as a Senior Researcher and Marine Resource Specialist. She supported the Navy’s At-Sea environmental compliance and permitting process by analyzing anthropogenic impacts to marine species and habitats, along with potential mitigation strategies. Jennie has authored and peer-reviewed regulatory documents such as Environmental Impact Statements and Biological Assessments under NEPA, ESA, and MMPA. 
Now transitioning from the federal government to the environmental consulting space, Jennie is utilizing her decades of experience with a new focus on environmental planning and design through ecologically based natural resource conservation and restoration activities. She holds a Master of Environmental Management from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.

Jennie's Industry Associations:

• The Wildlife Society
• The California Society for Ecological Restoration
• The Ecological Society of America


Jennie's Licenses & Trainings:

• PADI Dive Master
• California Boat Operator
• ArcGIS & Remote Sensing
• National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)