As Director of State Affairs, Jen is responsible for developing legislative policy support for partner state-level organizations across the country. She provides and translates research for advocates, stakeholders, and partners to support local efforts throughout the country to reduce gun deaths and injuries.

Prior to her role at CSGV, Jen fed her passion at the local level as the leader at Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence, a small, grassroots advocacy organization. In addition to her 7 years of experience in the GVP movement, Jen is developing her violence prevention public health expertise as a Fellow with the Bloomberg American Health Initiative completing her MPH at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.