Chesapeake Conservancy Hires New Grants Specialist

(Annapolis, Md.) – Today, the Chesapeake Conservancy announced that Jared Schultz has joined the organization as a grants specialist. Schultz will manage the Annapolis-based nonprofit’s grants program and cultivate relationships with foundation and corporate funders.

Before coming to the Chesapeake Conservancy, Schultz was a lecturer at both Rowan and Philadelphia Universities, teaching courses on cultural ecology, cultural anthropology, Native Americans, and ethnographic research methods. He has worked extensively with the Hopi tribe in Arizona and has conducted fieldwork in Costa Rica with the Center for Responsible Travel at Stanford University.

“We are very impressed with Jared’s breadth of experience and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the Chesapeake Conservancy’s development team,” Chesapeake Conservancy Director of Development Melissa Ehrenreich said. “Jared’s cultural storytelling experience will help us convey why the environment matters in way that honors history to potential funders as we work to protect naturally and culturally important areas. Additionally, his technical writing experience will be a great asset for our work in eight ‘conservation innovation hubs’ around the watershed.”

Schultz brings a writing background that includes grant and speech writing for the University of Pennsylvania, work for BBC Wildlife Magazine, and general and medical news writing.

“I am excited to have this opportunity to bring all the elements of my background together to help the Chesapeake Conservancy continue its innovative work. Getting to work with such an amazing and nimble group of people committed to protecting the Chesapeake and its diverse communities, as well as promoting the John Smith Chesapeake Trail is a thrill,” Schultz said.

Schultz holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Wesleyan University, a master’s degree in journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, and a master’s degree in applied sociocultural anthropology from Northern Arizona University.