As Shift's director, Jennifer leads the team’s efforts to transform data into actionable information. Her research focuses on social and built environment related issues, particularly those impacting family economic well-being. Prior to working at Shift, Jennifer worked at the Denver Regional Council of Governments conducting land use forecasting and regional economic analysis. She also has worked in real estate and construction, managing projects from planning and design to build out. Jennifer holds a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning, with a focus on economic development from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a Bachelor’s in Environmental Design from the University of New Mexico.