Jennifer is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Family Community Services and lives currently in Portland, Oregon. She has been working for non-profits for nearly two decades, including the Portland Volunteer Center as Assistant Director, the Girl Scouts as Program Manager, and the American Cancer Society as Executive Director. Her areas of expertise include building successful volunteer-managed programs (capacity building, strategy, and infrastructure for sustainability), developing collaborations/partnerships, fundraising, and event planning. She began as consultant with NCWIT in February 2013 as an Award for Aspirations in Computing Regional Affiliate Manager and the AspireIT Program Manager. She is excited to lead the build out of AspireIT outreach program for national partnerships.