Jennifer has experience with conducting community-engaged research including program evaluations, and policy informing investigations. As a former Graduate Research Fellow at the Center for Urban Research and Learning, she collaborated on a number of policy relevant projects and publications including but not limited to: community organizing, affordable housing, felony deferred prosecution, youth re-entry, and school responses to student survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Currently at the Poverty and Inequality Research Lab (PIRL) at Johns Hopkins University, Jennifer is collaboratively studying how residents and other stakeholders in Baltimore City experience, drive, and contest neighborhood change. She is also studying how landlords shape the access of lower-income renters into areas of higher opportunity.
“'Hear Us, See Us!': How Mothers of Color Transform Family and Community Relationships through Grassroots Collective Action”
Dissertation of the Year Award, The Graduate School, Loyola University Chicago, 2018-2019