Jennifer has over a decade of experience in conducting and managing research and evaluation projects to examine critical federal and state education policy issues. Spanning the for-profit, non-profit and government sectors, her career began at the US Department of Education staffing the America Reads Challenge. During her tenure with Abt Associates and RTI International, Jennifer played key roles in several large-scale evaluations of federal education reform initiatives, among them Reading First, smaller learning communities, and college and career readiness programming. In her role at Jobs for the Future, she was a lead team member on a national postsecondary initiative aimed at reducing college costs and improving student success. Most recently, Jennifer served as the Director of Research and Evaluation at The Achievement Network (ANet), overseeing the organization's i3 grant, and impact evaluation of ANet's data-driven instruction model in schools. Jennifer holds a Masters of Public Policy from Georgetown University, and a Bachelors of Arts from College of the Holy Cross.