Jennifer Filipiak

Midwest Director

Jen leads AFT’s programs in the Midwest. Prior to joining AFT, Jen worked for the Illinois Stewardship Alliance. Before that, she served as the director of conservation science for The Nature Conservancy of Iowa, where she led the development of its freshwater program. Jen has also worked as a wildlife biologist for the Lake County Forest Preserve. She is an alumna of Northern Michigan University where she studied biology and ecology and holds a Master of Science in wildlife ecology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.