As an accomplished fly-fishing guide and angler, Jennifer Black began fly fishing on the flats of Tampa Bay where she earned a degree in Marine Biology from Eckerd College. After college Jen worked for the Florida Marine Research Institute studying the reproductive life cycle and migration of Mahi. While working with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, Jen studied mercury contents of Snook, Redfish and Sea Trout along the coast of Florida. Jen has taught Marine Biology and Environmental Science in public schools in Florida, Kentucky, and New Mexico. As a public-school teacher, Jen’s classes participated in the Trout in the Classroom program sponsored by Trout Unlimited and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Jen has served as board member of the Truchas Chapter of Trout Unlimited as well as spearheads conservation work with spiritual leaders and faith communities through EarthKeepers 360.