Jen comes to Genesys Works as the Associate Director of Impact with over ten years of applied research and evaluation experience. Her role at GW is to promote a data-driven culture across the organization and develop and manage program evaluation and outcomes measurement to clearly understand impact.
Prior to joining Genesys Works, Jen designed and implemented evaluation strategies for multiple national initiatives at the YMCA of the USA, including their achievement gap work, early childhood equity project, and other community-based programs. While at Y-USA, she also supported the development of the national research and learning agenda and organizational theory of change. Jen’s commitment to youth development and promoting equity stems from her dissertation work which focused on understanding leadership from a youth perspective and witnessing youth create change within their communities.
Jen received her Ph.D. and Master’s Degree in Ecological-Community Psychology from Michigan State University and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from DePaul University.