Dr. Jennifer H. Allen is the Acting Director of the Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices atPortland State University. In this role, she supports thedevelopment of sustainability-related research and curricula across campus, aswell as fostering partnerships between PSU and other institutions in the regionand internationally. Her academic training is in Environmental Science andPublic Policy – she holds degrees from Yale University, Yale School of Forestry andEnvironmental Studies, and George Mason University. Jennifer's personal researchinterests encompass sustainable agriculture, green building, and sustainableeconomic development. In addition to herwork at PSU, Jennifer serves on the boards of the Food Alliance, ShorebankPacific, Portland Energy Conservation Inc., and Illahee.