Jennifer Idrovo is the Community Outreach Coordinator at Openlands and works with communities on the Southwest side of Chicago to create green spaces and build advocates for nature. Jen collaborates with community leaders to co-create outreach and education programs tailored to fit the needs of each community. As an environmentalist of color and daughter of immigrants, it’s important for Jen to respect a community’s historical connection to nature and think about how she can incorporate that knowledge into her work. Before Joining Openlands, she was the Neighborhood Network Director at Latinos Progresando leading the Marshall Square Resource Network, a 45-organization coalition focusing on health, education, peace, and capacity building. Jen is a Certified Treekeeper as well as Certified in Red Cross CPR. Jen holds a Bachelors of Arts in Public Policy and Law and Hispanic Studies from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.