Jen specializes in content creation across a variety of media: blog posts, position papers, press releases, public speaking notes, and any research-intensive projects. She welcomes projects that require high levels of analytical skill and is comfortable working on a wide range of topics, from market research, to commercial copy, to technical writing.
Policy; science, technology and innovation; transportation and infrastructure; statistical analysis; environmental issues.
As an undergraduate Jen studied political science with a focus on comparative politics and international relations. She graduated with honors.
Jen completed a year-long Masters in political science at the University of Toronto. Her areas of interest included innovation policy and urban governance.
Jen completed her PhD in political science in 2009. Her doctoral thesis, now published by Routledge (Comparative Metropolitan Policy), explored barriers and catalysts for intermunicipal cooperation in metropolitan regions in Canada and Germany. She also worked as a research assistant on several large research projects focused on metropolitan governance and innovation policy in Canadian metro areas.
Jen edits an electronic newsletter for the Government of Ontario (Canada) and the Innovation Policy Lab at the University of Toronto. She has also participated in researching and writing reports for publicly-funded think tanks and research organizations.
Jen has produced position papers for several think tanks and research organizations as well as for academic audiences.
As an academic Jen spends most of her time giving presentations. She has written hundreds of powerpoints and speaking notes as tools for teaching, for presenting her own research and for sales purposes.