News Archives

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.”




Lindbergh Foundation awards grants, April 12, 2010.

The Lindbergh Foundation awards Lindbergh grants to researchers dedicated to finding innovative solutions to global environmental challenges. Dr. Jenkins was awarded a grant for Intercultural Communication for her work to identify best practices for promoting cross-cultural adoption of marine conservation technologies.


Homebrewed Biodiesel. Motorweek. March 2009

Dr. Jenkins was a founding and steer-committee member of the Green Guild Biodiesel Co-op in Tacoma Park, Maryland. This program segment features Dr. Jenkins and other co-op members discussing the environmental importance of having commercially available biodiesel.


Climate Database Modernization Program Annual Report. 2008.

 Dr. Jenkins discusses the value of her effort to rescue and preservation research reports on turtle excluder devices. This archival project was funded by the Climate Database Modernization Program.


Science and Technology Policy. AWIS Magazine. 2008.

Dr. Jenkins was one of only four women interviewed and featured in an article highlighting the accomplishments of AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows.


AAAS Policy Fellows Discuss Ways to Increase Diversity in S&T Workforce. AAAS News. July 9, 2008.

Dr. Jenkins' personal experience with resources for minorities in science and technology prompted her to work with four other AAAS Fellows to organize “Championing Diversity in Science and Engineering,” a career-building workshop for colleagues in the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program. The event attracted nearly 50 participants for a half-day workshop held on June 10, 2008, at AAAS. This article describes the event, including highlights from panelists.


Fishing Gear Improvements Reduce Bycatch. February 17, 2007.

This article describes highlights from an AAAS Annual Meeting in San Francisco at which Dr. Jenkins organized a symposium and was a speaker. The article quotes Dr. Jenkins's comment regarding fishers inventing some of the most widely adopted and successful gear improvements.