Jen joined Humanity United as Manager of Strategy, Learning & Impact in 2019. In this role, she supports teams across HU’s Forced Labor & Human Trafficking and Peacebuilding & Conflict Transformation portfolios. Jen has deep experience in both realms, including five years studying migrant labor in the Gulf region and work as a project director, advisor, and evaluator with several peacebuilding projects.
Prior to joining HU, Jen spent several years working at USAID and with US Government-funded development efforts in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Her specialization is in monitoring, evaluation, and learning of complex peacebuilding and human trafficking efforts.
Prior to this work, Jen was an Assistant Professor of Politics, and she continues to adjunct, teaching courses in complexity and program evaluation, conflict transformation, and research methods for political science. She has spent over seven years living overseas and prioritizes culturally responsive principles in all her work. Previously, she worked for private foundations on racial equity initiatives inside the U.S., and continues to work on a pro bono basis on racial equity education and training for white people in the U.S.
Jen holds a master’s degree and PhD from Georgetown University, and a bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.