Jennifer Cotting, MS

Research Associate
Green Infrastructure
Preinkert Hall, Room 1210


Jennifer joined the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center in 2004 and is currently a Research Associate for Green Infrastructure.  As a Research Associate, Jennifer manages EFC’s green infrastructure programming which spans large landscape conservation and habitat management, as well as urban land use and stormwater management applications of green infrastructure.  Jennifer serves as a guest lecturer on green infrastructure financing for Virginia Tech’s Executive Masters in Natural Resources Program as well as the Conservation Fund’s course Strategic Conservation Planning Using a Green Infrastructure Approach.  Current and recent projects include: Assessing Federal Green Infrastructure Programming; Improving Local Government Capacity to Implement Watershed Planning; and Development of the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council’s Ten Year Action Plan.  Prior to becoming a Research Associate, Jennifer served as the Center’s Assistant Director for three years and spent five years as a Program Manager.  She received her M.S. in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology from the University of Maryland and her B.A. in Communications from Marymount University.