Jenna Krug is a Conservation Biologist with the RCD. She grew up in central New Jersey and earned a B.S. degree in Marine Biology from the University of Rhode Island. After college, she worked as an assistant aquarist at the Pennington Marine Science Center, as a docent at Jenkinson’s Aquarium, and as a field chemist for an environmental services company in northern New Jersey. She also spent several seasons during and after college studying population dynamics of marine fishes in the Bahamas.
Before moving to California, she hiked from New Jersey to Maine on the Appalachian Trail in order to raise funds and awareness for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and the Matthew Krug Foundation. She moved out to California in 2006, and in 2009 earned a M.S. degree in Marine Biology from California State University, Northridge. Along with conducting research at Catalina Island for her master’s thesis, she taught introductory biology laboratory courses and assisted with the marine ecology course at CSUN.
Jenna has worked with the RCDSMM since September 2009 conducting surveys of steelhead trout. She is currently working on a water quality monitoring study in Malibu and Topanga Creeks, and is assembling information on local fish species for the RCD education department.