National Policy Process Seminar Faculty


Dr. Jennifer Allen is an Associate Professor at the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University, focusing on environmental and natural resource policy and sustainable development.  Jennifer directed PSU’s Institute for Sustainable Solutions from 2012-2015, and previously worked for the World Bank, Ecotrust, and the State of Oregon Economic and Community Development Department. She currently serves as the Board Chair of the World Forestry Center and as Vice Chair of the Oregon State Parks Commission. Jennifer holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Public Policy from George Mason University, a Masters of Environmental Management from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and a BA in American Studies from Yale University.  


The program is supported by several staff members who make the logistical arrangements.

Josh Metzler, Program Coordinator, accompanies the professional development group to Washington, DC.