Jennifer King is a Practitioner-Researcher at the Hope Center for Community, College, and Justice. Prior to joining the Hope Center, Jennifer progressively developed her skill- skills- to build and maintain relationships, provide face-to-face and remote technical assistance and training, and facilitate strategic planning at the Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health. This comes as a product of her experiences in spearheading a community health needs assessment in the largest neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio, and aiding in the launch of Kent State University’s institution-wide health initiative. She continues her service to the field of higher education as an adjunct professor at Kent State University and a member of the College of Public Health’s External Advisory Committee. Jennifer received both her Bachelor’s (Kent State University) and Master’s (Bowling Green State University) degrees in Nutrition before returning to Kent to earn her Ph.D. in Public Health with an investigational emphasis on food insecurity experiences among college students.
Jennifer’s Hope: To deepen society’s courage to dismantle the stigmas of basic needs vulnerability.