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M.Sc., Ph.D., Northwestern University
Personality, Development, & Health Psychology

Certificate in Quantitative Statistics
Certificate in Society, Biology, & Health

B.A., Washington University in St. Louis
Psychology and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies


Jen is interested in the different thematic qualities of people’s life narratives – the stories people construct to make sense of and create purpose for their lives.  Jen is also a selected Fellow in the Innovations in Developmental Sciences and Society, Biology, & Health clusters. With her interdisciplinary background, Jen utilizes her qualitative and quantitative skills to examine the complex relationships between human variations in health and personality characteristics. Outside of her research at the Foley Center for the Study of Lives, Jen advises the Northwestern University International Studies Residential College, is the VP of Foundation for the Chicago Delta Gamma Alumnae chapter, and serves on the Associates Board for Sarah’s Circle. Jen enjoys salsa dancing and cooking in her spare time.