Jen manages the GeoMatch research program, which features government collaborations to test and implement the IPL matching algorithm across diverse contexts and applications. As the director, she leads strategic partnerships, policy engagement, and research administration. She is enthusiastic about the role of data and evidence in creating policy change and improving program design to support immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers’ integration outcomes. She also manages the IPL’s WhatsApp survey method development initiative in partnership with Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS).
Jen earned her Bachelor of Arts in political economy from the University of California, Berkeley as well as her Master’s in International Policy (MIP) from Stanford University, where she focused on refugee labor market integration policy. She previously worked in refugee employment services at the International Rescue Committee in both Oakland and New York City, as a researcher in the Migration Policy Unit at the Cologne Institute for Economic Research in Germany, and on portfolio services strategy as part of the Learning and Impact team at the Omidyar Network. Jen is a certified yoga teacher, photography enthusiast, and enjoys hiking by the Northern California coast.