Jennifer Chaves is an educator and observer who admires the simplicity and beauty of nature. Jen has worked on creative projects for the Ringling College of Art and Design, the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and The CREO Institute.  Jennifer has also worked in roles that have allowed her to integrate her passion for the environment, animals, and education.  Jennifer has worked at Zoo Atlanta in their Education Department; at Disney's Animal Kingdom conducting Animal Behavior Research as well as at the Disney Learning Centers; and also as a Veterinary Technician.

 

Jennifer has a Bachelor's in Biology from Oglethorpe University and a Master's in Education from the University of Georgia.

Here are some thoughts from my own journal pages...

 

My name is:  Jennifer Chaves

 

I am

... curious and continually learning, a realist, transitory, a speck on a dandelion, in awe and respectful of the elements of nature, an animal lover, quiet and simple

 

I also want to be

... aware, present, reliable, authentic, patient, tolerant, connected to nature, active in my community

 

I am thankful and grateful for...

all of my functioning limbs and senses…my family members…longtime friends…music…having been born in a country of plenty and opportunity…having received an education…avocados and mangospizza and ice cream...being raised by my parents…the support of my family…

 

I am inspired by...

the compassionate and kind-hearted…all things nature…eternal optimists…the unfiltered joy and excitement of kittens and small children…live music…