Jennifer McClendon's first job out of graduate school was providing family and caregiver support for families coping with chronic and severe mental illness. She co-facilitated psychoeducation groups for these families as part of a federally-funded research project, and her duties also included recruiting and interviewing subjects, and collecting and analyzing data. For seven years, she worked as a crisis intervention counselor in St. Louis, Missouri, providing phone support and working as a member of the mobile outreach team. Jennifer also has professional experience with fundraising, grant writing, organizational development, program evaluation, and program development.
Ph.D., Social Work, 2009 Washington University, George Warren Brown, St. Louis, Missouri