Thriving within entrepreneurial ventures at research institutions, Jennifer has worked to strengthen science education, drive science-based conservation action, and incite transdisciplinary research. Before joining Georgetown University, she was Associate Director for Partnership Programs at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, a transdisciplinary research institute at the University of Wisconsin—Madison that explores information – from cells to societies – across academic disciplines.
Jennifer also worked for seven years at the Field Museum in Chicago. As the Manager of Operations and Communications for the Environmental and Conservation Programs (ECP), she contributed to a team of biologists and anthropologists engaged in supporting science-based action in the creation and management of national parks and other protected areas in South America. Jennifer also built programs to connect the public to the science of the Museum, and before joining ECP, she was the Manager of the Educational Media Division where she led a team of scientists, educators, and media developers that leveraged a variety of media – television broadcasts, webcasts, online curricula, print educator guides, portable exhibit cases, and experience boxes – to send Museum scientists and collections into classrooms nationwide. Jennifer began her career as an employment relations attorney at Winston & Strawn. She has a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and graduated with honors from Princeton University.