Prior to joining CVF in 2002, Jennifer served in various senior roles advising and managing small, growing for-profit and nonprofit businesses including EMF Corporation, a small optical coating manufacturing company, and the Paleontological Research Institution, a science and research-based educational organization. Jennifer earned BA and MS degrees in Geology from Smith College and University of Cincinnati, respectively, and an MBA from Cornell University. Jennifer is President of the Upstate Venture Association of New York Board (UVANY), an organization whose mission is to increase access to capital for entrepreneurs and companies in Upstate NY.
Jennifer is an active member of the Ithaca community, including serving on the boards of Tompkins Trust Company, Tompkins Cortland Community College Foundation, Tompkins County Area Development, and Elizabeth Ann Clune Montessori School of Ithaca.
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