PhD student, Ghent University
Jennifer works as researcher for the Uruguayan National Institute of Educational Assessment (INEEd). She holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Communications (Universidad Católica del Uruguay), a Certificate in International Journalism (Hamline University, MN, USA) and a Master of Science in Culture and Development (KULeuven, Belgium). She has directed and executed educational evaluation projects, with focuses on classroom assessment practices and on one-to-one computer initiatives. She is currently involved in the monitoring of indicators and targets of the Sustainable Development Goals, both as a member of INEEd and as part of her advocacy activities in the Latin American and Caribbean Youth Alliance and the global Youth Leadership Working Group.
In October 2016, she started a PhD in Educational Sciences at the University of Ghent, under the supervision of Professor Ilse Derluyn. Her project studies the impact of an educational program focusing on the transition from elementary school to secondary school in the educational trajectories of Uruguayan children, particularly those with low socio-economic backgrounds.