Jennie Janssen

Building a Culture of Trust

Jennie is an Assistant Curator at National Aquarium and a Research Associate at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Specializing in the care of both elasmo’s and jellyfish for over 20 years at various public aquaria, she leads the International Census of Chondrichthyans in Human Care, serves on the AZA Professional Development Committee, is a co-creator of the Kraken Curriculum, the POSea Conference, and Jelly Camp. She is also the President and co-founder of the nonprofit organization Minorities in Aquarium and Zoo Science (MIAZS) whose mission is to advance the aquarium and zoo sciences by diversifying the people and perspectives within those fields.

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