Graise D. Lee Jenni

 

Education

Doctor of Philosophy                             2011 – in progress

Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources - Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Oral Defense Passed: March, 2015

Written Defense Passed: June 2013

Master of Science                                 2007 - 2011

Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources - Natural Resources Management, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.  

Thesis title: Military perspectives on biodiversity conflict and public participation in environmental decision-making.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate                         2006 - 2007

Environmental Studies, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC.

Bachelor of Arts                                 1996 - 2000

Communications Studies, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA. 
 

Professional Experience

Managing Member and Co-Founder                        2018

Resolve Conservation, DuPont, WA.

  • Provide qualitative and quantitative research services

  • Provide public relations services, outreach campaign coordination, community engagement and environmental education

  • Facilitation

  • Produce reports, popular literature and scientific peer-reviewed publications.

Consultant                                         2012 North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Raleigh, NC.    

  • Provided qualitative research services

Field Intern                                         2007

US Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, Regulatory Division, Wilmington, NC.

  • Assisted in wetlands delineations

  • Conducted field surveys in coastal wetland areas

Planning Intern                                     2007

City of Wilmington, Environmental Planning Division, Wilmington Tree Commission, Wilmington, NC.

  • Organized the Annual Tree Awards Program

  • Created an Arbor Day event

  • Assisted in the development of the Heritage Tree program

Account Executive                                2001-2006

Nakatomi & Associates, Los Angeles, CA.

  • Offered public relations services

  • Coordinated public outreach campaigns in health and environmental education

Program Coordinator                             2000-2001

Korean American Coalition, Los Angeles, CA.

  • Oversaw Summer Leadership Conference

  • Coordinated College Internship Program

  • Managed Annual Conference and awards programs

Summary of Prior Client Work

North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission, (2012)

Game Land policy review

  • Conducted a nation-wide review of Game Land policies

  • Completed an internal assessment of support for introducing new stakeholders to Game Lands

  • Conducted interviews with non-traditional users to gauge interest in greater Game Land access

Department of Defense, (2008-2011)

Study of how environmental policies affect internal and stakeholder relationships

  • Explored how the military perceives public involvement in environmental policy on military installations

  • Conducted a study on the way endangered species policy was influencing the relationship between active duty military and military environmental managers

Department of Transportation: Don’t Trash California, (2005-2006)

Community education campaign, aimed at males ages 18-35, to discourage littering on California highways

  • Created partnerships with local businesses

  • Orchestrated community outreach component

  • Began on-line branding campaign

Fish Contamination Education Collaborative (FCEC), (2002-2006)

Public education campaign to educate at-risk communities about the dangers of eating contaminated fish

  • Coordinated media launch

  • Responsible for managing media and community partner participation              

California State Water Resources Control Board, Erase the Waste, (2002-2005)

Creation and implementation of a targeted education campaign to limit storm water contamination

  • Managing all aspects of outreach and community education

Southern California Edison, California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE), (2001-2006)

Rate reduction campaign for qualified consumers

  • Conducted media outreach

  • Created and promoted community partnerships

University of California, Los Angeles, California Health Interview Survey Launch, (2001-2003)

Survey and campaign conducted through UCLA to compile health related demographic information in California

  • Planning and execution of media launch

  • Responsible for media relations

Academic Experience

Research Assistant, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.       

Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources               2008-2016

Teaching Assistant, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Department of Biology

  • Ecology Laboratory BIO 260, section 204 and 209                 2010

    • Created labs for class

    • Delivered lectures

    • Administered field labs

  • Ecology Laboratory PB 365, sections 002 and 007                 2009

    • Created labs for class

    • Delivered lectures

    • Administered field labs

Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources

  • Wetland Assessment, Delineation and Regulation NR 521             2008

    • Graded homework and exams

    • Delivered lectures

    • Coordinated field trips

  • Introduction to Natural Resources NR 100                     2007

    • Graded homework and exams

    • Delivered lectures

    • Coordinated field trips

Publications – Peer Reviewed

Lee Jenni, G. D., Peterson, M. N., J. Jameson and F. W. Cubbage. (2015). “Military perspectives on public relations related to environmental issues.”  Journal of Public Relations Research, 27, 353-369.

Lee Jenni, G. D., Peterson, M. N., Cubbage F. W., and J. Jameson (2012). “Assessing biodiversity conservation conflict on military installations.”  Biological Conservation, 153, 127-133. 

Chen, X. D., Peterson, M. N., Hull, V., Lu, C. T., Lee, G. D., Hong, D. Y., & Liu, J. G. (2011). Effects of attitudinal and sociodemographic factors on pro-environmental behaviour in urban China. Environmental Conservation, 38(1), 45-52.

Media Coverage: Scientists: Big City Life May Alter Green Attitudes (2011). National Science Foundation Press Release 11-009.

Reports

Lee Jenni, G. D., and Peterson, M. N., (2012). “Engaging new user groups on North Carolina Game Lands”.

Lee Jenni, G. D. (2012).  “Report on attitudes towards fox/coyote management in North Carolina”.

Lee Jenni, G. D., and Peterson, M. N., (2012). “A Comprehensive Action Plan for Restructuring North Carolina’s Licensing and Permit System”.

Presentations – Peer Reviewed

*Lee Jenni, G. D., M. N. Peterson, M. Foster and F. W. Cubbage. “Barriers to informed conservation decision-making.” Poster presentation at the 2nd North American Congress for Conservation Biology.  Missoula, MT, July 13-16, 2014.

*Lee Jenni, G. D., M. N. Peterson, F. W. Cubbage and J. Jameson. “Military perspectives on public participation in environmental management.”  Poster presentation at the North Carolina State University Graduate Research Symposium. Raleigh, NC, March 20, 2012.

*Lee Jenni, G. D. and M. N. Peterson. “Exploring multiple-use access on North Carolina game lands.”  Podium presentation at the Annual Meeting of NCTWS/NCPARC. Lake Junaluska, NC, April 5-7, 2011.

*Lee Jenni, G. D., M. N. Peterson, F. W. Cubbage and J. Jameson. “ Sustainability in training and environment on military installations.”  Podium presentation at Pathways to Success: Integrating Human Dimensions into Fish and Wildlife Management. Estes Park, CO, September 27 – October 1, 2010.

*Lee, G. D., M. N. Peterson, F. W. Cubbage and J. Jameson. “ How inter-community communication shapes efforts to achieve sustainability on military installations.”  Podium presentation at the Conference on Communication and Environment. Portland, ME, June 27-30, 2009.

*Lee, G. D., M. N. Peterson, and F. W. Cubbage. “ A Department of Defense perspective on public engagement and collaboration as a tool for endangered species management.” Poster presentation at the 15th Annual Meeting of The Wildlife Society. Miami, FL, November 8-12, 2008.

*Lee, G. D., M. N. Peterson, and F. W. Cubbage.  “ A Department of Defense perspective on public engagement in wildlife management.” Podium presentation at Pathways to Success: Integrating Human Dimensions into Fish and Wildlife Management. Estes Park, CO, September 28 – October 2, 2008.

* = Presenter

Presentations – Invited/Not Peer Reviewed

*Lee Jenni, G. D., M. N. Peterson and Y. F. Leung.  “Bringing new stakeholders to North Carolina Game Lands.”  Presentation to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Raleigh NC, February 13, 2012.

*Peterson, M. N., Rodriguez, S. L., *M. N. Peterson, G. D. Lee, R. Lopez, and B Hays. “Longleaf restoration, ecosystem service crediting, and landowner participation.”  Podium presentation at the MCIEAST G5 GER/CPLO/SL Workshop, Beaufort SC, April 26-29, 2010.

* = Presenter

Professional Affiliations

  • The Wildlife Society

  • Society of American Foresters

  • National Military Fish and Wildlife Association

Service and Volunteer Work

  • Point of Contact (2016-2018), Family Readiness Group, Department of the Army, 1SFG(A), 2BCT, Fort Lewis, WA.

  • Key Caller and Fundraiser (2006 – 2010), Family Readiness Group, Department of the Army, C Company, 1-325 AIR, 2 BCT, 82nd Airborne Division, Fayetteville, NC.

  • Fundraising and Events Coordinator (2007-2009), Graduate Student Association, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

  • Volunteer (2006-2007), Fort Fisher Aquarium, Aquariology Department, Carolina Beach, NC