Jennifer A. Henke is a Past President of the Pacific Branch. She is the Laboratory Manager at the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District. She has a Bachelor's of Science in biology from the University of Alabama and a Master's of Science in entomology from the University of Georgia. Jennifer began at the District in 2011 as the Environmental Biologist. Since 2015 she has managed the laboratory group, which conducts adult mosquito surveillance, tests for arboviruses, examines pesticide product efficacy, and evaluates control products and strategies targeted at mosquitoes and fire ants. Her work includes collaborating with researchers from universities and government agencies to explore novel control strategies for vectors in the desert.
Besides organizing the 2019 Pacific Branch Annual Meeting in her role as President, Jennifer currently serves on the Linnaean Games Committee and served as the moderator of the competition at the 2016 and 2017 annual meetings. She has chaired the Regulatory Affairs Committee of the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California since 2017. She is a member of the American Mosquito Control Association's Science and Technology Committee, where she organizes the Poster Judging Competition (2018-present). Outside of work, Jennifer is likely to be found taking pictures, traveling to new places, or watching live music in southern California.