Santry, Jennifer

Jennifer Santry, Adjunct Professor of Sustainability Studies

Jennifer SantryEducation

Master of Nonprofit Management, Regis University
  • Bachelor of Zoology, Minor Anthropology, University of Oklahoma

Sustainability Studies Courses

  • SUS 322 Foodshed Sustainability
SUS 341 Sustainable Agriculture


Community-based food systems
  • Urban farming legislation
  • Student-based gardens and farms

Jennifer Santry joined the Sustainable Studies faculty in 2012. Jen is interested in growing the sustainable food programs at CMC through student participation in local gardens and farms. She believes that young adults are key to changing industrial agricultural practices and hopes to inspire future farmers, agricultural leaders, community organizers, and sustainable food advocates. Jen spends most of her time as the Community Programs Director at the High Country Conservation Center (HC3). She is a local food advocate who manages HC3’s waste reduction and sustainable food programs. She’s been an avid composter for over ten years and has high hopes of someday starting a backyard homestead with chickens, bees, and goats. After chasing monkeys and apes in the jungles of Thailand, Panama, and West Africa, she realized her passion for conservation. She found herself working as an environmental educator in New Mexico and Alabama, finally settling in Summit County in 2004. Jen completed her Master’s of Nonprofit Management with an emphasis in environmental education from Regis University in 2007 and feels quite content in the nonprofit world. Her work at HC3 involves teaching Master Mountain Composter classes, chairing the Summit County Food Policy Council and the Urban Farming Task Force, and overseeing the new Community Garden Network – connecting five community gardens across Summit County.

Contact Information:

Locations: Breckenridge and Dillon

Phone: 970-389-8128