Charles F. Smith, Ph.D.
Jennifer Stabile began her career in herpetological research with the Central Florida Zoo in their Department of Herpetology. Developing a strong interest regarding amphibian conservation efforts, she worked as a research assistant at the Ashton Biodiversity Research & Preservation Institute, focusing her studies on declining amphibian populations. During this time, Jen began working with the iconic Coqui frogs of Puerto Rico (Eleutherodactylus spp.) which led to a long term partnership Proyecto Coqui and Dr. Rafael Joglar (University of Puerto Rico). The mission of this collaboration has been to preserve the coqui through the establishment of captive colonies, staff exchange opportunities, research, education and outreach. Having spent over a decade working for AZA accredited zoological facilities, Jen has developed multiple dedicated amphibian buildings and labs to bring public awareness to the importance of amphibians in the ecosystem and the global decline of these populations.
Currently, Jennifer Stabile works for Field Projects International (FPI) as Associate Research Scientist and a Field Course Instructor in Herpetology. FPI holds courses in several countries and in many unique habitats, bringing both students and professionals into the field for an in-depth experience studying diverse communities of flora and fauna. Jen also serves as an Environmental Science Instructor for the UC Berkeley EBAYS program and is currently a graduate student in the Department of Environmental Management at the University of San Francisco. Jen is the editor of the conservation section of Herpetological Review and currently serves as president of the International Herpetological Symposium.