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Jennifer Ho

Deputy Director of Impact Assessment and Learning

Jennifer joined the James Irvine Foundation in February 2022 as part of the Impact Assessment and Learning team. Prior to Irvine, Jennifer served as a Senior Evaluation and Learning Officer at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, where she led strategy-level evaluation projects, provided technical advising to staff and grantees, and managed the development and implementation of strategic learning principles, approaches, and operations.

After working in education in China, California, and Thailand, she transitioned to educational development as an International Technical Associate for Education Development Center, Inc., in Washington, D.C., and then as a Research Specialist for School-to-School International. During her doctoral research with Los Angeles Unified School District public schools, Jennifer also worked for UCLA to evaluate public health and maternal welfare policies and programs throughout California, as well as higher education efforts to promote diversity in biomedical research nationwide.

Jennifer grew up in San Mateo, California, and now lives in Santa Monica, California. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Philosophy from Boston University, a Master in Education in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a doctorate in Social Research Methodology and Program Evaluation from UCLA.