Deputy Director, Public Lands


Jenny Rowland-Shea is the deputy director for Public Lands at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, she worked at the National Wildlife Federation, focusing on climate change and energy policy issues. Rowland-Shea holds a master’s degree in geography from The George Washington University where she focused on urban sustainability and green space issues and served as the teaching assistant for the university’s Introduction to Sustainability course. Previously, she worked in the transportation planning sector and has interned with Alliance for Community Trees and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Rowland-Shea also holds a bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of Delaware and is originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Latest by Jenny Rowland-Shea

Secretary Zinke’s Dog and Pony Show In the News

Secretary Zinke’s Dog and Pony Show

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has an obligation to protect public lands, water, and communities, but instead, he is focusing on unproductive publicity stunts.

Jenny Rowland-Shea, Kate Kelly

The Ideological Assault on America’s National Parks In the News

The Ideological Assault on America’s National Parks

Matt Lee-Ashley and Jenny Rowland write that policymakers must reject attempts to seize public lands while also confronting the underlying ideology behind the anti-parks agenda of people such as the Bundy family.

Matt Lee-Ashley, Jenny Rowland-Shea