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“The world needs solutions, empathy, and resilience, not just experts.”

A social scientist at heart, Jen’s experience at MITidm helped uncover possibilities to combine her passion for psychology and sociology with human-centered design to create systems and spaces that celebrate and empower individual voices. She is now working to create products that enable storytelling, reflection, and intergenerational connection. With a background in human-capital consulting at multi-national corporations, Jen is excited to try her hand at entrepreneurship with the support of the rich start-up ecosystem of MIT and her inspiring MITidm classmates. Jen graduated from Rice University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

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