Jennifer is an advocate for education. She strongly believes in bridging the gap between K-12 and higher education. She is interested in using multiple measures of research to bring systematic change in community colleges especially in the area of guided pathway. She has years of experience working in both public schools and higher education institutions. She was a teacher and taught at several local schools in the Sacramento region. She also taught research methods courses online through the University of Phoenix, mentored doctoral candidates in dissertation writing, and chaired their defense. She held multiple research positions in California community colleges and research organizations. Jennifer received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of California at Irvine, M.A. in Policy Analysis and Evaluation from Stanford University School of Education, and Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from University of Southern California.