Jennifer contributes to Blue Meridian’s investee selection process, supports individual investee relationships including developing scaling plans, and helps assess investee and portfolio-wide performance. Additionally, she supports the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation’s remaining work on the Youth Development Fund.
Previously, Jennifer worked in nonprofit and research institutions in Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois. Most recently, she was a Research Manager at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University, leading mixed-methods evaluations and technical assistance for nonprofits and foundations. Prior to that, she led recruitment and training for the Court Appointed Special Advocates in South Bend, Indiana. She has also worked in communications, grants management, and sport for development.
Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree in government from Franklin & Marshall College and a master’s degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs.