As Director, Jennifer is responsible for the strategic direction and management of Ford School Graduate Career Services. Jennifer works closely with students, providing individual career counseling primarily to 2nd year and graduating dual degree students. Through employer outreach efforts, Jennifer plays a key role in enhancing the visibility of the Ford School and establishing recruiting relationships with employers in the US and abroad. She is a recent co-chair of the Career Officers group of the Association of Professional School of International Affairs (APSIA). She is also involved with the Career Services Committee of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs & Administration (NASPAA).
Jennifer holds a M.Ed. in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The King's College. Prior to coming to the Ford School in 1997, Jennifer worked in career services at the UM central career office and at The Ohio State University. Before making her own career change into career services work, Jennifer worked in employee benefits consulting with The Wyatt Company (now Watson Wyatt Worldwide) in Washington, DC.