Independent Nonprofit Consultant
Jennifer has been working in the nonprofit space for over 15 years, first as a program manager and development director for both large and small nonprofit and higher education institutions, and later as a program officer and executive director for the KDK-Harman Foundation in Austin for six years. A proud product of Texas public education, Jennifer grew up in Dallas and received her B.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and later a Master’s degree in Public Affairs with a concentration in nonprofit and philanthropic studies at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
Jennifer’s primary work focuses on encouraging private grantmakers across the state to promote, protect, and improve Texas public education through advocacy and public policy. Jennifer also works with national and statewide nonprofits in the areas of resource development, program evaluation, strategic grantmaking, board development, communications, and strategic planning.
Over the past decade, Jennifer has volunteered in a number of capacities for a variety of nonprofits working in the fields of education and health and human services. Currently, she serves on the board of TXPOST. Jennifer lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and two sons. She hopes to carry on the family tradition by inspiring her two young boys with the passion for nonprofit work and a commitment to public service.