The most rewarding part of my work is being able to help our clients and communities from behind the scenes, reflect on their impact, and find ways to become more effective and accessible in improving community conditions for all.
Jennifer Lam (she/her/hers), director of ERG's Blue Earth Team has over 10 years’ experience in natural resource management, outreach and engagement, and project coordination. She has worked with academic institutions, foundations, nonprofit organizations, private businesses, and government to build governance and management structures that bolster organizational operations for continued longevity and growth.
Jennifer specializes in strategy and survey development, grant management and grant program evaluations, research and data analysis, and engagement with underrepresented communities. She has managed projects to design community workshops for climate action and outreach planning for disadvantaged communities; help working groups reverse the decline of vaquita and stop the illegal totoaba fishery and wildlife trafficking; prepare a proposal to establish a Caribbean Coastal Capital Center of Excellence to increase knowledge and institutional capacity for climate-resilient coastal zone management; develop sector companion plans for California’s State Wildlife Action Plan; and develop and implement a replicable monitoring protocol and survey to evaluate the effectiveness of annual federally funded fisher workshops.
Jennifer holds a B.S. in general science and an M.S. in marine resource management, with minors in health management and policy and chemistry, both from Oregon State University. She currently serves as co-chair of ERG’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Recruiting Committee. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors near the water, watching NFL football (go Saints!), and traveling to search for the best brunch spots and street art in town.