Jane grew up moving around the country, which allowed her to develop a love of wildlife and the outdoors in a variety of ecosystems and landscapes. She holds a B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences and a M.S. in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, both from North Carolina State University. For her thesis research she studied state-level funding mechanisms for game and non-game conservation in North Carolina. She has held professional positions as a Conservation Planning Consultant for North Carolina State University, a Wildlife Policy Researcher for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, and a Research Analyst on Natural Resource Damage Assessment the B.P. Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
Jane is currently a Ph.D. student in Interdisciplinary Ecology at UF. For her dissertation research she is studying a topic she is passionate about.