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Jennifer Huizen, MS, BA, BS

School: Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism

Expertise: Health and Medicine, Nutrition, Mental Health, animals (wild and domestic) and the environment

Jennifer Huizen, MS, BA, BS

  • BA in Creative Writing and Postcolonial Literature from Acadia University (2011)
  • BS in Microbiology and Environmental Sciences from Acadia University (2010)
  • 4 terms of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Atlantic Veterinary College in PEI (2011-2013)
  • MS in Science Journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in NYC (2014).
  • Her work has appeared in many outlets, including but not limited to Scientific America, Healthline, Medical News Today, Daily Paws, Audubon, WWF, and Love Nature (2014-2023)
  • Authored an investigative series for Mongabay on the impact of international treaties such as NAFTA on the environment. (2016-2018). One part of the series became a chapter in the textbook Green Planet Blues: Critical Perspectives on Global Environmental Politics (Chapter 12) (2019)

Experience

Jennifer specializes in science reporting and is extremely passionate about animals and environmental issues. She currently lives in the US with her rescue cat Jim Carrey and a jungle's worth of houseplants but remains a Canadian citizen. In her free time she enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, and gardening. She has traveled to dozens of countries in North America, Central America, East Asia, Europe, and Central Africa. Her favorite experiences include visiting the Taj Mahal and the Ganges, and seeing the big five in Kenya's famous Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Education

MS in Science Journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism BA English and BS Biology from Acadia University.