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Jennifer Thompson

Director

Jennifer’s background is in program evaluation, utilizing mixed methods data collection and analyses. Her evaluation work has focused on workforce development, youth development, and educational programs, working with foundations, community based organizations, and government entities.

At Equal Measure, Jennifer is working on several national and regional evaluations, including the Ralph J. Wilson Foundation’s and First Niagara Foundation’s Mentoring Collective of Western New York, the Neubauer Foundation’s education landscape scan in Philadelphia, and the Career Advancement Academy initiative in California.

Before joining Equal Measure, Jennifer was vice president and senior research associate at Branch Associates, Inc. where she led a variety of program evaluations locally and nationally. Jennifer led a study of nonprofits in Philadelphia examining differences between white-led and African American-led organizations. She was also part of the evaluation team of the pre-K expansion in New York City. Earlier in her career, Jennifer was a research analyst at the American Institutes for Research in Washington, DC, where she analyzed large national data sets of American students to explore educational outcomes.

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