Jennifer identifies and tracks emerging issues and research needs related to water, public health, and the environment at Prairie Research Institute’s Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC). Jennifer collaborates across commercial, public, and private sectors to expand efforts to solve important environmental issues, and is currently working on a new PV recycling initiative at ISTC.
Prior to ISTC, Jennifer’s professional career included a wide range of experience developing and evaluating programs around energy, building sciences, and conservation for a consortium of 39 Illinois community college districts. She also coordinated a 3-year National Science Foundation/Advanced Technology Education grant that helped to develop and implement solar training workforce strategies across the Midwest. In addition to her work in renewable energy and sustainability, Jennifer has more than 16 years of experience in marketing and design.