Jennifer Johnson

Wild Indigo Associate, Northwest Indiana

Jennifer Johnson is a native Chicagoan and artist. Like John James Audubon, nature has always inspired her artwork. In 2012 she finished her Bachelor's degree in Illustration at Columbia Chicago. She has also completed graduate-level courses in library science from Dominican University. After college, Jennifer decided to pursue a career in conservation and continue her art practice.

From 2012 to 2016, Jennifer Johnson started at Audubon Great Lakes as a Community Engagement Fellow for Chicago. She was an original Wild Indigo fellow and witnessed the program’s progress from its infancy. In between her time as a fellow to the present, Jennifer Johnson served as a camp counselor and print specialist. In the spring of 2019, Jennifer Johnson rejoined Audubon Great Lakes as a Wild Indigo Associate for the City of Gary and the surrounding North West Indiana area. She finds great joy to serve Indiana’s people, birds, and its natural areas.

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Articles by Jennifer Johnson

Brilliant Bald Eagles Soar all Winter Long in the Great Lakes Region

Brilliant Bald Eagles Soar all Winter Long in the Great Lakes Region

— Winter is a great season to view Bald Eagles in Chicago and across the Great Lakes region. Here are few simple tips to spot these birds during the coldest months.