Jennifer teaches digital tools, methods, and literacies via tutorials and one-on-one consultations in addition to providing project management and infrastructural support to help faculty, students, and staff build innovative and sustainable digital projects.Jennifer collaborates closely with Penn and Philadelphia-area partners to develop and expand sustainable models for the care of vulnerable collections of data, including a project with faculty in the School of Arts and Sciences, Penn GSE, and the Price Lab to build an archive of Black Philly that will help care for vulnerable data published by members of the community, particularly in neighborhoods that are rapidly changing due to gentrification and other forces.
Jennifer came to the Libraries as the CLIR Bollinger Fellow in Public and Community Data Curation (2018-2020). In that position, she developed public preservation and digitization programming alongside the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Council on Library and Information Resources, and the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Jennifer received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Miami, and holds a BA in English Literature and Cultures from Brown University, an MA in English and American Literatures from Hunter College, and an MPhil in Caribbean and Latin American history from the University of Miami. Jennifer will be a Mellon Faculty Fellow at the Price Lab (2020-2021), and 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.