Jennifer Read is the Assistant Director of Michigan Sea Grant and the Executive Director of Great Lakes Observing System. She brings a wealth of policy experience with Great Lakes issues to the GLEAM project. At Michigan Sea Grant, Jennifer influences many aspects of Great Lakes policies and management. She also provides an important link to outreach and on-the-ground restoration activities throughout the basin. Jennifer has also served as a Research Associate at the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research and a Program Specialist for the Great Lakes Commission.