Jen is the subject matter expert on 508 accessibility and compliance for Bixal and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) project. She is responsible for testing various parts of the SBA website and making recommendations for improvement. She also trains Bixal and SBA staff on 508 compliance.
Jen has a bachelor’s degree in English literature and religious studies from Allegheny College in Meadville, Penn., and a master’s degree in library and information science from San Jose State University. She holds a Section 508 Trusted Tester Certification for the web. A resident of Santa Rosa, Calif., Jen enjoys hiking along the California coast and in nearby Redwood forests. She also walks half and full marathons to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Jennifer volunteers weekly with the Ceres Community Project, delivering meals to people with critical illnesses. Among her many travel adventures is a month-long hiking trip in New Zealand, completing the Athens Marathon in Greece, and watching the U.S. women's national soccer team win the World Cup in France.