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The AAG recently welcomed Jenny Lunn to the staff in Washington DC. Jenny has spent most of the last ten years working for the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers in London where she was involved in a variety of roles spanning the Society’s work in education, higher education and public engagement. Most recently she managed the ‘Discovering Britain’ project, a prestigious series of geographically themed walks around the United Kingdom.

In her position as Senior Researcher, Jenny will be involved in a variety of the Association’s projects, including the international work in developing regions and with overseas partners. She will also be involved in the AAG’s My Community, Our Earth: Learning for Sustainable Development (MyCOE). From her previous work she brings an excellent appreciation of geography as a discipline, the role of geography associations and the worldwide geographical community.

Jenny has a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from Durham University, and a Master’s Degree and PhD in Development Geography both from Royal Holloway, University of London. Her academic research focused on the role of religious organizations in social development, with fieldwork carried out in Kolkata, India. She also has interests in colonialism and post-colonialism, urban geography and migration.

Jenny has enjoyed her first few weeks in Washington DC and looks forward to exploring more of the city and its parks with her dogs, Sam and Sally. In her spare time, she also plays the trombone in a brass band, and likes swimming and running. Her husband, Alessandro, also a geographer, is hoping to move over to DC early in 2015.