Jennifer Garard

Project Coordinator, Montreal

Jennifer Garard is the Project Coordinator on the Futures CoLab project at the Future Earth Montreal Hub, organizing participant recruitment, communication and writing project outputs. Previously, Jennifer was employed as a doctoral researcher with the working group Scientific Assessments, Ethics, and Public Policy at Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) in Berlin, Germany. She was a core member of the Future of Global Environmental Assessment-Making Project, heading the research stream on stakeholder engagement.

Jennifer holds a BSc in Environmental Science from McGill University, specializing in Biodiversity and Conservation, and a Masters of Environmental Assessment from Concordia University. In 2012, Jennifer served as an intern with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, working with the Health and Biodiversity Cross-Cutting Initiative. Her PhD thesis at Technical University Berlin will be defended in fall 2018. Her thesis is entitled "Analyzing Stakeholder Engagement at the Science-Policy Interface." She is a research fellow in the Earth System Governance network and a member of the Linking Impact Assessment Instruments to Sustainability Expertise network.