Hello! I'm Jenny. I'm a learning designer, career advisor, and humanist. I want to help people design a meaningful life that will allow them to flourish. I partner with organizations looking to create an enriching experience for their employees or constituents. We work together to create educational programs that can empower people to make the world a better place, achieve ambitious goals, and find more fulfillment in their work. I have enjoyed working with university departments, government ministries, and international aid organizations on a variety of programs, from degrees to leadership retreats.
I serve as Associate Director of Executive Education at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, where I design educational programs for various partners, including government ministries and multilateral organizations, covering topics from climate finance to negotiation and conflict management. Previously at the Georgia Institute of Technology, I created and oversaw the Graduate Program at the School of Modern Languages, in collaboration with the Atlanta Global Studies Center (Title IV), served as a career coach for humanities students, and taught courses in German Studies, career development, community management, and leadership.
My teaching experience and background in literature and philosophy continue to inform my work. I hold a Ph.D. in German Studies from Stanford University, where my research focused on the history of happiness in literature, philosophy, clinical psychology, and education. I have published and offered trainings on the innovation of graduate education, online learning, career education, curriculum design, and interdisciplinary collaboration, most recently Graduate Education for a Thriving Humanities Ecosystem, a national framework for education innovation, published by the Modern Language Association.
I'm thrilled that Graduate Education for a Thriving Humanities Ecosystem, which I co-edited with my colleague, former classmate, and dear friend Stacy Hartman, is now available!
Published by the MLA Press, this collection of essays features examples of innovations in graduate education in the humanities from across the United States. Our goal was to develop a framework for graduate education that is rooted in abundance, collaboration, community engagement, and personal well-being. We envision graduate education in the humanities as a training ground for careers of meaning, purpose, and joy.
I would like to thank the many contributors who submitted essays for this volume, as well as the Modern Language Association for believing in this project.