Jennifer has a background in land use planning, community development and digital media. Her strengths lie in qualitative research and analysis, visual and graphic communication, and community outreach experience working with diverse populations.
At BERK, Jennifer has worked on a variety of aspects of the planning process with a focus on outreach and community engagement. Prior to BERK, Jennifer worked as a Design Lab intern and Alley Project Coordinator with the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority. Jennifer received concurrent master degrees in Urban Design and Planning and International Studies from the University of Washington and a B.F.A. in Media Communications from New York University. She was a Fulbright scholar in Hong Kong and a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholar in Shanghai.
A native New Yorker, Jennifer has called the ‘best coast’ and Seattle home since 2010. In her free time, she enjoys playing outside and exploring the region’s urban and natural settings, including the Three B’s- biking, beer and (coffee) beans, and finding zen in the mountains. She also loves drawing and making progress towards her goal to read 1,000 books.