- Coordinator of the UCF Arboretum
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Jennifer (Jen) Elliott completed both her BS and MS in Biology at UCF with a focus on marine turtle biology, ecology, and conservation under the guidance of internationally respected marine turtle biologist Dr. Lew Ehrhart at the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in Melbourne Beach, FL. Upon graduation she was hired as a field biologist at the UCF Arboretum where she is now program coordinator. Jennifer is an instructor in the UCF Biology Department where she co-teaches a class focused on designing and implementing relevant ecosystem based research, and the importance of communicating science. She remains involved in the continued long-term marine turtle research conducted at the Carr Refuge, now under the direction of Dr. Kate Mansfield. She has a strong passion for her work, along with a deep commitment to the importance of education, and community outreach.