Jennifer is a Research Project Lead for Studies of Postsecondary Student Success working on Dr. Peter Riley Bahr’s research team. The team’s research examines community college students’ educational and labor market outcomes as well as policies and practices that may improve student success. Presently, Jennifer collaborates on a project assessing the potential of stackable credentials to improve outcomes for low-income students funded by the Ascendium Education Group, and a project analyzing community college noncredit programs funded by the Lumina Foundation.
Jennifer is a doctoral candidate in Higher Education in the Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia, and her dissertation focuses on mission expansion in community colleges. She holds a B.A. in Secondary Education and History from Boston College, an M.A. in Higher Education from Boston College, and a certificate in Institutional Research from the Pennsylvania State University. She previously worked in institutional research at Massasoit Community College and Tufts University.