Jenny is a member of the Seafloor Mapping and Submarine Volcanism groups at MBARI, and is involved with all aspects of their development, operations, and research. Her primary responsibilities involve processing of AUV, ROV, and ship-collected multibeam sonar mapping data, data visualization with geographic information systems (GIS), sample handling and curation, and planning and participating in research expeditions. Her other contributions include database development, video annotating, graphic design, photography, and web authoring.

Recent news

Thousands of octopus brooding at Octopus Garden

Searching for hydrothermal sites on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge on the R/V Falkor (too)

Mapping the Canadian Beaufort Margin from the IBRV Araon ; cruise blog

Sur Ridge mapping animation

Monterey Canyon mapping animation

Listening to an underwater eruption

Hundreds of hydrothermal chimneys mapped at the Endeavour Ridge


  • MS degree in Biological Oceanography, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
  • BA degree in Biochemistry, Smith College, Northampton, MA
  • Sea Education Association’s Sea Semester, Woods Hole, MA