Jen joined the KCI team as Director of Strategy & Marketing in 2023. In this role, she will support the storytelling and promotion of the KCI across the state of California and beyond. She brings her love of education and background in business and marketing to the position. Before joining, she worked as an education consultant with the KCI as a client for 2 ½ years, along with other non-profits and edtech organizations. She supported her clients with education strategy, digital badging, business development, adult learning, and content marketing.
Her background began in public affairs working for the Orange County Register Newspaper in marketing just after graduation. She then returned to school to get her teaching credential and master’s in education. She served in public education for 17 years (combined) as a teacher, adjunct faculty member (Chapman University), TOSA, and curriculum coordinator. After that, Jen worked as an executive for edtech companies Lesson Planet and ABC-Clio. She received her B.A. in International Politics from Cal Poly Humboldt, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Chapman University, an M.S. in Education from Grand Canyon University, and a Business Certificate in Marketing from UCLA.