Jennie received her Bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology and Statistics in June 2016 from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Her honours thesis work looked at the spatial and temporal variation of a specific isopycnal, known to be linked to diapausing copepods, the favourite food of the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale. By observing the variation she was able to identify potential habitats across the Scotian Shelf where these copepods might occur and in turn locate potential habitats for the right whales that have seemingly abandoned their current feeding zones. After graduating, Jennie took a teaching position in Thailand teaching math to children in grades 4-6. From there she heard about the internship program at KAUST. She has since joined the Reef Ecology Lab, working on the ongoing whale shark research projects.