Jenny
Rowland-Shea

Director, Public Lands

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Jenny Rowland-Shea is the 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.

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The Nature Gap Report

The Nature Gap

People of color, families with children, and low-income communities are most likely to be deprived of the benefits that nature provides.

Jenny Rowland-Shea, Sahir Doshi, Shanna Edberg, 1 More Robert Fanger

The Green Squeeze Report
An aquatic turtle hides in its shell while crossing an asphalt road in California, January 2016. (A turtle crosses the road.)

The Green Squeeze

To slow the loss of America’s wildlife and natural areas, scientists recommend conserving 30 percent of lands and oceans by 2030. This goal is ambitious, but achievable.

Matt Lee-Ashley, Jenny Rowland-Shea, Ryan Richards

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