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Jennifer Niggemeier

Managing Director, Leadership Initiative

Jennifer Niggemeier brings 20+ years of experience in working with current and future policy leaders. Jennifer leads a global team of 20+ executive leadership coaches delivering individual and group coaching to masters students, and designs and promotes programming and leadership assessments for all students through courses and co-curricular activities.  She is a certified coach holding both a PCC level certification from the International Coach Federation (ICF) and an Executive Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University. She is certified in the Six Domains of Leadership Survey, DiSC and MBTI assessments and also administers the Leadership Practices Inventory and CliftonStrengths.

Jennifer previously served as the Ford School’s director of graduate career services and alumni relations providing career and leadership coaching for policy master’s candidates and alumni. She played a key role in enhancing the visibility of the Ford School and establishing recruiting relationships with employers and alumni in the U.S. and abroad. She worked closely with the Alumni Board to develop programs and services that engage alumni in the life of the school and with each other. 

Prior to joining the Ford School, Jennifer worked in career services at the University of Michigan Career Center and at The Ohio State University. Before making her own career change into higher education, Jennifer worked in employee benefits consulting with The Wyatt Company (now Towers Watson) in Washington, DC.