Lekelia “Kiki” Jenkins is an assistant professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University. She was previously an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of International Affairs in Maryland and an environmental consultant for the Natural Resources Defense Council in San Francisco.
Jenkins is an expert in marine conservation, focusing on how people affect and are affected by the ocean. She specializes in fisheries (U.S. and international) and the use of technology for conservation, especially to prevent unintended catch (bycatch) of sea turtles and other species. She also can speak about marine habitat protection, tidal energy, and the role of users and stakeholders in technical decision-making.
In 2006, Jenkins received a Ph.D. in Marine Conservation from Duke University. She was recently awarded a 2013 Sloan Research Fellowship for Ocean Sciences.
Areas of Expertise: Marine Conservation, Marine Biology, Environmental Conservation, Sustainability, Fisheries and Fishing Gear, Tidal Energy, Marine Renewable Energy, Marine Habitat Protection, Science Art
Location: Tempe, AZ (school year) Seattle, WA (summer)
Phone: (252) 723-2772
Speaking at the National Climatic Data Center: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Meyerhoff 20th Oral Presentation