Jennifer Hunt, Managing Director
Favorite Animal: Manatee
Favorite Flower: Oakleaf Hydrangea
What I Like Most About Working ONP: The wonderful team of volunteers and staff.
Born and raised in Winter Garden, FL. Jennifer has close ties to the Oakland Nature Preserve. Jennifer holds a master’s degree in Zoology with a focus on conservation and inquiry-based education from Miami University located in Oxford, Ohio. While completing her degree Jennifer had the opportunity to study coastal ecosystems in Belize, high desert systems and Whale sharks in Baja, and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Jennifer is a Florida Master Naturalist Program Lead Instructor and is a member of the FMNP Advisory Board. Previously she served as Lead Environmental Educator where she developed new programs while leading a wonderful team of educators. Jennifer also has a great love of music, and in the past, has served as a Director of Music.
Jennifer also has a great love for one of Florida’s iconic creatures, the Florida manatee. As a research assistant with Sea to Shore Alliance she has had the opportunity to track native juvenile animals, log behavioral observations, conduct physical examinations, and assist with rescues and releases of these wonderful animals. Other interests include scuba diving, nature photography, hiking, kayaking, and hanging out with family and friends.
This position manages the daily operations, finances, marketing, fundraising and other general business for the Preserve.