Jennifer Park

Title: 
Director of Certification and Community
Organization: 
What Works Cities
Bio: 

Jennifer Park is the Director of Certification and Community at What Works Cities, a Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative. She launched the Certification program, the first-ever national standard of excellence for well-managed, data-driven local government that helps cities benchmark their progress and develop a roadmap for using data to drive effective change and deliver results for residents. Previously, she was at Echoing Green, a global nonprofit providing early-seed funding, fellowship, and strategic support to social entrepreneurs. She supported the implementation of the Work on Purpose program, which was awarded the 2014 AshokaU’s Cordes Innovation Award. Prior to Echoing Green, she directed regional legislative and local campaigns for Everytown for Gun Safety, the nation's largest gun violence prevention organization and worked for President Obama's 2012 Presidential Campaign. She started her career in clinical research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She attended the University of Southern California and Villanova University.