Dr. Jennifer Garard is a Science Officer at the Future Earth Montreal Hub, and the Project Coordinator on the Futures CoLab project. Previously, Jennifer was employed as a doctoral researcher with the working group Scientific Assessments, Ethics, and Public Policy at Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) in Berlin, Germany.
Jennifer holds a BSc in Environmental Science from McGill University, specializing in Biodiversity and Conservation, and a Masters of Environmental Assessment from Concordia University. In 2012, Jennifer served as an intern with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, working with the Health and Biodiversity Cross-Cutting Initiative. She has just defended her PhD thesis at the Technical University Berlin, entitled "Analyzing Stakeholder Engagement at the Science-Policy Interface."