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Kelsey Jensen

Research Associate

Kelsey Jensen

Kelsey identifies as a Diné woman from the Navajo Nation and grew up in Leupp, AZ and Shonto, AZ. She was raised learning how to farm from her father and found a passion in horticulture, botany, and native plant restoration. Kelsey’s professional background consist of working with the Navajo Nation Dept. of Fish and Wildlife and co-created the Diné Native Plants Program. Kelsey continues to be a voice for native plants and understands their importance to indigenous peoples and the role they play in preserving healthy ecosystems. She’s excited to be a new team member to the ITEP family and is excited to learn more about how we can all collectively protect these precious lands.

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