Guest Profile: Jennie Wetter

Jennie Wetter is the Population Institute's director of public policy. Before working at PI Jennie was an editorial policy intern at the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation (RNRF). At RNRF she worked on various renewable resource issues and the foundation's journal, the Renewable Resources Journal. Jennie also spent time working on two of RNRF's Congresses, one on Emerging Water Contaminants, which looked at issues such as pesticides, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, fire retardants like polybrominated diphenyl ethers, and nanotechnology. The other congress was on environmental science issues facing the U.S. Congress and natural resources agencies. Jennie earned her BA at University of Wisconsin, where she majored in Biological Aspects of Conservation and had the opportunity to study abroad in Kimana, Kenya, examining human-wildlife conflict around the Kimana Community Wildlife Sanctuary. Jennie also received a Masters degree from American University's School for International Service in Washington, DC, where she majored in Global Environmental Policy, focusing on international environmental and development issues. Jennie wrote her thesis in the emerging field of environmental peacemaking looking at the peace building potential of peace parks, using the Greater Limpopo Peace Park in Mozambique, South Africa, and Zimbabwe as her case study.


Jennie Wetter's Shows:

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Oct 18, 2017

Author of From Drift to Shift talks about how to be happy in work and our personal lives. It's about being valued for who we are.

Public Policy Director for the Population Institute talks about the senseless war on birth control. The reference article can be found at: the

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