Jennifer helps to develop and expand sustainable models for the care of vulnerable collections of data. She works on the Data Refuge Stories project, and on a data initiative aimed at the identification and long-term preservation of environmental and climate data published by local, state, and federal governments. She is also partnering with faculty in the School of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Education in building an archive of Black Philly that will help care for vulnerable data published by members of the Black community in Philadelphia, especially in neighborhoods that are rapidly changing due to gentrification and other forces.
Jennifer has served as the Collections Development Specialist and the Assistant Curator of the Permanent Exhibit at HistoryMiami Museum. In addition, she is a research associate with the Library of Congress’s Radio Preservation Task Force, an initiative to develop a blueprint for the comprehensive national preservation of sound recordings.
Jennifer received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Miami; her dissertation was entitled "Resistant Press in the Age of Jean-Claude Duvalier, 1971-1986." She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Brown University, an M.A. in English and American Literature from Hunter College (CUNY), and an M.A. in Caribbean and Latin American History from the University of Miami.