Jen Inaba

Jennifer Inaba

Communications Manager

  jennifer.inaba@westernresources.org
 775-430-4644

Program/Department: Communications

Office Location: Nevada

Area of Focus

Jennifer manages communications efforts and public relations strategy across the organization and its programs.

Background

Jennifer joined Western Resource Advocates in 2022. She has worked as a communications professional in the public service and nonprofit sector for more than 15 years, with experience in nearly every aspect of the field, including social media, video production, corporate communications, marketing, community outreach, public relations and publishing.

Jennifer previously served as an editor for several business, healthcare and philanthropy publications with Greenspun Media Group in Southern Nevada. Prior to that role, she led communications efforts for the Southern Nevada Water Authority, a cooperative agency formed to address Southern Nevada’s unique water needs on a regional basis, and the Las Vegas Valley Water District, a water utility that provides water to more than 1 million people in Southern Nevada, as well as the Spring Preserve, a cultural institution designed to commemorate Las Vegas’ dynamic history and provide a vision for a sustainable future. In these roles, she spearheaded several award-winning conservation campaigns, outreach initiatives, publications and video productions.

Education

Jennifer is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Sustainability Education at Prescott College. Her research interests surround the environmental and social impact of consumerism with a focus on consumer education and consumption habits. She received her master’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies from University of Nevada Las Vegas, where her thesis studied media’s representation of women’s health issues. Her undergraduate degree was completed at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in Communication Studies, specializing in Leadership and Social Influence with minors in English and Ethnic Studies. She is also a Certified Image Consultant from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Favorite thing about the West

The sunrises and the sunsets—a constant reminder to begin and end each day with a moment of gratitude for all of the beauty that surrounds us, and more importantly, sustains us.

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