Dr. Jenni Szlosek Chow is a chemical oceanographer and the Education and Outreach Manager for the Open Ocean Initiative. A MIT alumna (SB in Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences), she is happy to be back on campus working on ocean issues. Jenni graduated from Stony Brook University (PhD in Marine Sciences) where she studied phytoplankton aggregation and the carbon cycle of the ocean. Formally an adjunct lecturer at Queens College and Columbia University, she currently mentors MIT undergraduate and graduate students. As the Education and Outreach Manager she develops and facilitates research and educational outreach projects, coordinates small and large scale outreach events, and is currently developing virtual community workshops with colleagues that are designed to train participants in the use of low-cost ocean exploration tools.
Her work is highly collaborative and allows for the opportunity to work with passionate educators and explorers at the Media Lab Learning Initiative, MIT Sea Grant, MIT Future Ocean Lab, National Geographic Student Expeditions, Lindblad Expeditions, and the Polynesian Voyaging Society.