Jennifer believes in the power of lifelong learning and has dedicated her career to nurturing safe and productive thinking spaces for students and adults. She directs the certificate program and partners with schools and districts to improve their adult learning communities. Previously, she worked for 10 years as a high school English teacher, throughout which she led and participated in classroom-based inquiry. These projects included spearheading an inquiry group of high school and community college English teachers, funded by the Foundation for California Community Colleges, who vertically aligned their curriculum so students could successfully matriculate into community college English classes. In partnership with Columbia’s Teachers College, Jennifer worked with colleagues on a multi-year, school-wide inquiry on how to support students’ college readiness skills across disciplines. Across her work, Jen has been driven by a desire to create equitable access to learning opportunities in education. Jennifer received her B.A. in English and her M.A. in Education from UC Berkeley.