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ArtCenter College of Design
Jennifer is the Director of Designmatters, Art Center College of Design’s social impact department, where she oversees the management of Designmatters’ portfolio of projects and the program’s operations. Jennifer works with ArtCenter’s students, faculty and Designmatters’ collaborators in the nonprofit, government, global development, academic and business sectors to execute curricular projects that yield real-world outcomes. Jennifer first joined Designmatters as the Manager of the LEAP Symposium, a gathering of 150 thought-leaders to discuss career pathways in the emergent field of design for social innovation. She is now the Managing Editor of the LEAP Dialogues, a publication follow-up to the LEAP Symposium, which will be published in 2016. Jennifer earned her M.B.A. from USC Marshall School of Business, where she was a Society and Business Lab Fellow and served as Vice President of Programs for Net Impact. Prior to returning to school, Jennifer was the Manager of Special Events for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where she served in the dual roles of fundraiser and logistics manager for events such as the Gustavo Dudamel Inaugural Gala and Opening Night at the Hollywood Bowl.