Meet the team
Jennifer Lamson directs Pew’s International Boreal Conservation Campaign. She works with partners in Canada and the United States, including scientists, conservationists, Indigenous communities, and business and civic leaders, to accomplish the campaign’s goal of conserving 1 billion acres of North American boreal forest. Her responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations of the campaign.
Mathew Jacobson joined Pew in 2008 when the National Environmental Trust became part of The Pew Charitable Trusts. He develops and implements outreach and campaign strategies for boreal conservation, primarily in Manitoba and Québec. He is responsible for field organizing, generating media coverage, and engaging policymakers to implement a plan for the protection and sustainable development of Canada’s northern boreal region.
Jacobson has worked to protect wild forests for more than 20 years, serving with Preserve Appalachian Wilderness, Green Mountain Forest Watch, the Southern Appalachian Biodiversity Project, Greenpeace, and the Wilderness Society.
He previously helped secure protection of the last U.S. intact roadless areas as deputy director of the Heritage Forests Campaign and spent seven years after college working as a professional chef to support his environmental activism.
Jacobson holds a bachelor’s degree in English and religion from Tufts University.