Jennifer brings over 10 years of international education program management to her current role at IREX. She serves as a senior program officer on the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program, and directs a scholarship program for developing civil society leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean.
Jennifer previously worked with the Fulbright Scholar program at the Institute of International Education, advising and supporting U.S. and visiting academics and professionals in both the Western Hemisphere and Sub-Saharan Africa. In this capacity she also led the marketing and recruitment strategy for Central America and the Caribbean, promoted institutional development through specialized opportunities and collaboration with the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program, and conducted training workshops for U.S. embassy personnel in the region.
In addition to her work with higher education development, she has several years of volunteer experience in the nonprofit sector, including community and resettlement work with refugees from Colombia. Jennifer lived in the southern Caribbean for over seven years and is proficient in Spanish.