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Patuxent Research Refuge Welcomes New Refuge Manager Jennifer Greiner

Updated: Nov 2


Jennifer Greiner, New Refuge Manager of the Patuxent Research Refuge.

In 2020, Jennifer Greiner assumed the position of Refuge Manager for the 13,000-acre Patuxent Research Refuge, which includes the National Wildlife Visitor Center. She was also appointed by Maryland’s Governor to serve as Federal Facilities representative on the Patuxent River Commission. Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Kalamazoo College and a master’s degree in Natural Resource Policy and Administration from the University of Michigan.

Now in her 27th year with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Jennifer has served the agency at its national headquarters, the North-Atlantic Region, and the field level. Jennifer’s past positions include Habitat Coordinator for the watershed-wide Chesapeake Bay Program, National Coordinator for the agency’s Coastal Program, and Wildlife Biologist with the Endangered Species program. Jennifer and her family live south of Annapolis, where she enjoys paddling, RVing, running half marathons, and singing in a cover band called Shoal Sister.

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