Jen holds a PhD in political science from the University of Toronto with specialties in urban politics and comparative public policy. She currently teaches as a visiting associate professor in the department of Urban Policy and Planning at Hunter College (CUNY) in New York. Her first book, Comparative Metropolitan Policy: Governing Beyond Local Boundaries in the Imagined Metropolis was published by Routlege in 2012. She is also the co-author of A Quiet Evolution: The Emergence of Indigenous-Local Intergovernmental Partnerships in Canada, forthcoming Fall 2016 from the University of Toronto press. Throughout her career she has written more than 30 peer reviewed articles, as well as reports, conference papers, thinkpieces, and an edited electronic newsletter. Her ongoing research focuses on policy coordination in the area of public transit governance in the New York metropolitan region. Jen is seeking new challenges to supplement her academic experience and brings a high level of commitment and professionalism to each commission she undertakes.