After spending the past 13 years working in the national service sector, Jen is thrilled to be a part of the DREAM family by serving as the Region Director for the DREAM office in Philadelphia. Jen served two years with the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) national service program before becoming a full-time employee in 2001. In her most recent role as a Unit Leader, she was responsible for managing over 60 young adults each service year and engaging them in meaningful volunteer service projects throughout the United States. Jen was also very active in mobilizing large scale volunteer deployments following major natural disasters by coordinating with local and national agencies to support immediate and long-term community recovery efforts.
Jen is a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia region and graduated from Immaculata University in 1997 with a BA in English, Secondary Education. With all of the roles she has played in her professional career, she considers being a mentor the most impacting and rewarding. Being the Region Director for Philadelphia’s DREAM program truly is her dream job. Jen never met a cup of coffee she didn’t like and in her spare time enjoys reading, road trips, cheering for her beloved Philadelphia Philles and watching cooking shows despite having zero culinary talent in the kitchen.