Dr. Jen writes and edits in several areas including systems biology, evolutionary biology, phylogenetics, genomics, microbial ecology, high performance computing, machine learning, data science, bioinformatics, applications of scientific computing, and genetic and infectious diseases. She develops grant proposals, white papers, academic articles, reports, book chapters, presentations, and user documentation. She has managed, written, and submitted proposals to a wide array of programs at NSF, DOE, DOD, DARPA, DHS, and NIH. Awards have ranged from several thousand to over ten million dollars. Her clients are students, faculty, research groups, centers, and large multi-institutional collaborations.
Her skills include preparing proposals and papers using researcher-preferred tools such as Word or LaTeX, and in using repository and versioning systems such as Git and SVN. She can manage references using Word, EndNote and BibTeX, and adapt to a client’s preferences and processes quickly. She translates complex science into audience-appropriate messages, employs required standards, and coordinates effectively with subject matter experts. Dr. Jen understands the proposal development and submission process intimately, and has been named senior personnel on funded proposals. Likewise, she is a published author with insight into the process of publishing journal articles and books.
Dr. Jen has been a senior research scientist and director of communications for a data science-focused institute at a large public research university. She has been employed by academic and government institutions such as Argonne National Laboratory, the University of Chicago, the Field Museum, and the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has more than a decade of professional writing experience and five years of research training. In addition to grant writing and technical writing, her experience includes public relations, outreach, teaching, and molecular systematics research. She worked as a board-certified instructor of secondary biology, chemistry, and biotechnology, and studied curriculum design. Dr. Jen earned a PhD in biological sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a BS in communication with an emphasis in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
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