The Jenkins Research Team in the News

A Journey to Extinction: The Disappearance of One of Earth's Ancient Creatures. Klipsun Magazine. June 7, 2013.

Dr. Jenkins' work on sea turtle bycatch reduction and marine-conservation technology is mentioned in this article about the endangered status of leatherback turtles and the fight to bring them back.


Three from UW Named Sloan Research Fellows. The Daily. March 5, 2013.

Dr. Jenkins is featured as one of three UW faculty who were named 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows.


Innovative Blending of Sciences Came Naturally. The Seattle Times. February 25, 2013.

Dr. Jenkins is profiled as one of three UW faculty who were named 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows. The article focuses on her innovative blends of natural science and social science and of art and science.


The Human Side of Climate Change. University of Washington Foundation. February 25, 2013.

Rachel Aronson is featured in this article about how her thesis will build a case for stronger global warming legislation with personal stories from Alaskans.


Three Faculty Members Named Sloan Research Fellows. UW Today. February 19, 2013.

Dr. Jenkins is among 126 recipients (only 6 of which are awarded in ocean sciences) of Sloan Research Fellowships, announced today (Feb. 19) by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
According to the foundation, the fellowships “are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders.”


Conserve and Protect – Lekelia “Kiki” Jenkins ’97, BioSci. UMBC Magazine. Fall 2012.

Dr. Jenkins is profiled in the magazine published by her undergraduate university, University of Maryland Baltimore County. The article describes her research and what motivated her to become a marine conservation scientist.


Crowd Funding on Campus: UW Scientists Raise Money for Research Online. UW Today. August 9, 2012.

Dr. Jenkins proposed that her student Rachel Aronson attempt to fund her thesis research using crowd-funding. Rachel created a compelling video, which was posted on, and raised over $3400 for her project on climate change refugees. Her success in this venture made her one of the first researchers on the UW campus to fund a project in this cutting-edge way.


Baltimore Native Honored for Achievements in Environmental Science. Baltimore Times. October 31, 2011.

Women of Color Empowered showcases the achievements of inspiring women who break through glass ceilings and work to improve better their communities. In September, 2011, Dr. Jenkins was recognized by Women of Color Empowered as one of its “Eco women making a difference in the environment.”