Jennifer (Jen) is currently the Deputy Director at the Consortium for Policy Research in Education at Teachers College, Columbia University (CPRE-TC). Her research explores how contemporary policies and programs moderate or exacerbate educational equity. Prior to joining CPRE-TC, she earned her doctorate from the Education Policy and Social Analysis Department at Teachers College, Columbia University. Simultaneously, Jen worked at Teach For America as Managing Director of Strategy and Research, where she led the organization's internal research portfolio. Prior to attending Teachers College and working at Teach For America, Jen earned a Masters in Public Administration specializing in public policy analysis, from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service. While at NYU, she performed education policy research in the economics department and at NYU’s Institute for Education and Social Policy. Jen's passion for urban education reform was sparked by her teaching experience. Jen taught 7th-grade science in the South Bronx through the Teach For America program. Prior to teaching, Jennifer earned a MS/BS in Organic Chemistry from Emory University. Jen is also passionate about running, particularly distance running. She's excited to be on the JETS board so she can combine her expertise in education with her love of running.