Dr. Jana Davis is the Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Trust, a non-profit grant-making organization. The Trust is supported by a specialty vehicle license plate program and numerous partnerships with federal, state, local, corporate, and private entities for whom the Trust administers funds. Trust grant programs support watershed restoration, restoration science, community engagement, and K-12 environmental education, as well as innovation in those fields. The Trust is committed to helping break through barriers that slow improvement of habitat and water quality and to reaching out to under-engaged audiences.
Throughout her career, Jana has worked at the intersection of science, policy, and management in roles in research at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, in academia at Williams College, and as a Congressional Science Fellow with AAAS and AGU. She and the Trust have been honored by the White House, the Daily Record, and others for their work. Jana has degrees from Yale University and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.