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Jennifer Marsden - 1999-2001

Before Carmel: De La Salle
Whilst at Carmel: Biology (A)
Maths (B)
Chemistry (B)
Music (B)
After Carmel: University of Warwick
Degree in Biological Sciences, 2(i)

Currently Jenny is a Venture Support Integrator for Shell Oil Company based in Denver, USA. She manages non-technical risk for upstream projects in America including oil shale and the Pinedale Anticline Project. Responsibilities include: Community Sensing and Engagement, Impact Management, Social Investment , Social Performance Planning, Specialist social performance and sustainable development activity. Prior to that she worked for Shell International in external affairs. Whilst working for the International Relations Manager, she provided communications advice for high profile projects in Sakhalin and Alaska. Later Jennifer moved to the UK Social investment team where she managed two national social investment programmes to support enterprise and innovation in the UK: Shell Livewire and Shell Springboard. Shell Livewire supports and rewards young entrepreneurs and Shell Springboard aims to boost the low carbon economy in the UK by increasing investment potential of clean-tech start ups. Recently, Jennifer has worked as an Issues Manager for in Shell Downstream where she has dealt with a range of issues and became familiar with issues management processes.

Previous to Shell, Jennifer worked for Santé Healthcare Communications Agency where she executed PR campaigns for pharmaceutical blue chip companies including Pfizer. Jennifer also worked on the Science Strategy Team in the UK government Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs where she was involved with science policy and also supported the Chief Scientific Adviser in tackling communication around ‘hot topics’ such as genetic modification, foot and mouth disease and climate change.

Jennifer has a BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences from Warwick University and a Diploma in PR from the London School of PR. Her dissertation was entitled public understanding of science and looked at how best to engage general public in scientific and technical issues. In her spare time she promotes scientific careers to young people, sings in a semi-professional chamber choir and enjoys samba reggae dancing.


Skills: Science Communication, Public Engagement, Public Speaking, Public Relations, Corporate Social Responsibiltiy, Media Relations, Issues and Crisis Management.

Subject areas: Medical Microbiology and virology, Pharmaceutical industry, Environment, Energy Industry(specifically upstream Oil and Gas), Enterprise, Clean tech investment, UK energy policy