Jennifer Gooden is a conservationist working at the intersection of philanthropy, practice, and research. Jennifer works as president and CEO of the Biophilia Foundation where she focuses on strategic impact, in-house programs, and research. Jennifer has a background working on environmental and social issues in both NGOs and government, where she has focused on strategic planning, capacity building, and helping organizations more effectively achieve their missions. Her work centers on strategies for restoring ecosystem function, primarily in western North America, and her research interests lie in private land conservation, conservation psychology, rewilding, nature-based solutions, and drylands restoration. Her work on private land conservation aims to understand the experiences and perspectives of conservation landowners and the factors that influence decisions about conservation, such as motivations, values, and social context. Her DPhil (PhD) research was primarily rooted in conservation and psychology, though she also relied on theory and methods from finance, management, sociology, and economic geography. Epistemologically it was grounded in American pragmatism, and practically it was influenced by recent work on privately protected areas by the World Commission on Protected Areas.