Jennifer Bowman

Jennifer Bowman

Jennifer Bowman

Pennsylvania Agriculture Projects Coordinator

Pennsylvania Office



Jen joined the Alliance’s Agriculture team as a Pennsylvania Agriculture Projects Coordinator in 2023. She enthusiastically provides direct support for local farmers and community members to facilitate the expansion of active stewardship and best management practice initiatives to improve the health of riparian, stream and river ecosystems in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Born and raised in central Delaware, Jen grew up running around fields and forests on her family’s Corriedale sheep farm. As a kid, she played in the local stream, collected insects, went crabbing with her dad, and was an active member of the Girl Scouts, FFA and Grange. Jen has been professionally sharing her love of nature, land ethic, and dedication to protecting watersheds through environmental and agricultural stewardship, and education over the past 20 years.

Jen earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and animal behavior from Long Island University, Southampton College in 2003. After focusing her initial work on cetacean research, Jen recognized that her vocation was fostering environmental connections through community engagement. She worked with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources Watershed Assessment Office to help support and enact pollution control strategies for the State’s 4 main watershed basins in the early 2000’s before earning her Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Education from Antioch University New England in 2010. Returning south to work for the Office of Environmental Education with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency , Jen worked with regional offices to overhaul and manage the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE), and support national environmental literacy initiatives and projects.

She returned to hands-on community engagement in the Hudson River and Connecticut River valleys where she organized and facilitated watershed education events and programs for local land owners, stakeholders and schools. Prior to joining the Alliance, Jen managed volunteer projects to support regional cultural and historic programs with the State of Delaware. Outside of work, you’ll find Jen chilling with her cat while pursuing numerous creative hobbies such as beading, historical sewing and interpretation, or outdoor watercolor painting, gardening, and kayaking local waterways.