Jen assists in the coordination and development of our research practice partnerships, including survey implementation, data collection and management for multiyear, multisite collaborations. Jen earned a B.A. in Social Welfare at UC Berkeley, an M.S.W. in Social Work from Fresno State, and a Ph.D. in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Jen was drawn to this work after years of working with underrepresented/served youth and seeing their struggle with the transition into college; she was very interested in learning more about the impact of psychological experiences on college persistence. She feels lucky to have joined this amazing team and be surrounded by people passionate about our mission. Jen spends most of her down time juggling her family’s crazy schedule and loves being in the gym watching her kids play basketball.