JENNIFER HO, Ph.D., President
Deputy Director of Impact, Assessment & Learning, James Irvine Foundation
“I have a passion for examining impactful ways to address deeply rooted social challenges through systemic inquiry. Supporting early childhood is crucial to ensuring families and children can thrive at home, at school, and at work. Board service at Connections for Children allows me to connect our community together through meaningful and critical care—supports I have certainly benefitted from as a mom with young kids!”
Jennifer is a seasoned learning and evaluation specialist with 15+ years of accomplishment in program evaluation, mixed-methods social research, and strategic learning with an emphasis on public education, social welfare, and international development. She is currently the Deputy Director of Impact Assessment and Learning team at the James Irvine Foundation and previously served as a Senior Evaluation and Learning Officer at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. 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. Jennifer also brings her perspective as a former client who utilized CFC’s referrals to find child care options for her young children.