Jennifer Klump

Jennifer Klump


Environmental research librarian


University of Oregon, Emporia State University


As a fact-checker and research librarian, Jennifer ensures that Treehugger articles are accurate and supported by the most up-to-date resources. She has conducted hundreds of literature searches on a variety of topics related to the environment, health, policy, and education.

In addition, Jennifer is a librarian subcontractor for the Environmental Protection Agency where she fields public requests related to transportation and air quality. Her home is near Portland, Oregon where she hikes, gardens, and enjoys the backyard songbirds.


Jennifer Klump has been a fact-checker for Treehugger and other Dotdash Meredith brands since 2019. She began her career as a librarian in 1999 at Education Northwest where she operated an online reference desk for educators. There she conducted rigorous database searches and compiled customized bibliographies of peer-reviewed research for teachers, school administrators, and policymakers. Jennifer has also tutored college students to find peer-reviewed research in library databases for their coursework.


Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Oregon. She spent her final semester at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology where her senior project was designing a shore bird exhibit for the local town. She also did volunteer work at the University of Oregon's Survival Center. In addition, Jennifer received a Masters of Library Science degree from Emporia State University in Kansas. She was admitted into Beta Phi Mu, the international library and information studies honor society.

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