Jennifer is a Strategic Project Director for Project ECHO, a global healthcare and other workforce training and support initiative founded at the University of New Mexico in 2003 to address disparities in healthcare and other critical services for rural and underserved populations. Based in Albuquerque, she supports grants, fundraising, and sustainability for the UNM ECHO Institute and its worldwide network of Project ECHO partners. Prior to joining Project ECHO, she worked as an Assistant and then Associate Professor of English at Texas Tech University specializing in poetry, religion, and print/book history. In this role she led community outreach initiatives in the arts and humanities and developed in-person and online courses and curricula for rural, first-generation, and nontraditional students. Jennifer received her Ph.D. in English from Duke University and her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Her equine partner is a draft cross, Patch, with whom she does trail riding, eventing and dressage.