Jennifer Beck - Vice President, Programs

Jennifer is the Foundation’s Vice President, Programs having previously held the position of Senior Program Associate.  In her role, she works with staff to advance the Foundation’s mission with a focus on developing and implementing programmatic strategy, directing research and evaluation, and overseeing grantmaking for the organization. Jennifer has a Ph.D. in Social and Personality Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2016, Jennifer was an independent consultant specializing in evaluating programs and initiatives for nonprofit and philanthropic partners. Additionally, she was a full-time psychology professor at Austin Community College in Austin, Texas for more than 10 years where she provided leadership to student success initiatives and taught undergraduate courses.