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Jen Benson

Outreach Coordinator



As the Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator, Jen manages volunteers, the Riverkeeper Ambassador Program, plans the Riverkeeper Sweep, an annual day of service for the Hudson River, and works with partner organizations and local groups to activate communities and individuals around issues threatening the Hudson River.

Jen began at Riverkeeper through a two-year position as an FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellow and became a permanent staff member in August 2017.

She first began organizing as a student at SUNY Geneseo where she coordinated Geneseo Environmental Organization, founded the Divest Geneseo campaign, and worked with closely with Frack Free Genesee.  Following her graduation with a degree in English and minor in Environmental Studies, Jen worked at the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group Student Chapters in New Brunswick, NJ teaching college students how to run social and environmental campaigns.

Contact Jen at 914-478-4501 ext. 234 or at jbenson@riverkeeper.org.


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