Jen plans and administers a variety of programs for PHC, including the award-winning Teen Reading Lounge, grants, and Commonwealth Speakers.
In addition to program development work, she is responsible for building partnerships, and providing capacity building training to program partners. Jen has worked in the creative nonprofit field over 8 years, first as a program coordinator with Young Audiences of Eastern Pennsylvania, where she coordinated arts education programs for school districts in and around Philadelphia. She joined the PHC staff in 2006.
Jen has a B.F.A in writing for film and television from the University of the Arts and an M.F.A in creative writing from Rosemont College. She currently serves on the board of the University City Arts League, an arts education organization located in West Philadelphia. Jen lives in University City with her husband and two lazy cats.