Jennifer cares deeply about supporting teachers in developing an optimistic, asset-based approach to inquiry into their students’ learning. She partners with Life Academy of Health and Bioscience and Bret Harte Middle School in Oakland Unified to build and grow teacher-led collaborative inquiry as the school’s method for improvement. Previously, Jennifer spearheaded 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. Through Columbia’s Teachers College, Jennifer participated in school-wide inquiry on how to support students’ college readiness skills across disciplines. She also played an integral role in shaping the counseling and college admissions advising program at Alameda Science and Technology Institute. Previously, Jennifer worked at Hayward High School as a BTSA coach, a WASC committee lead, and a member of classroom-based inquiry groups through UC Berkeley’s Project IMPACT. Jennifer received her B.A. in English and her M.A. in Education from UC Berkeley.