Jennifer Herrera

Research Assistant

Jennifer is a skilled bilingual researcher with broad experience across a range of social issues including environmental policy, sexual harassment, and community alternatives to incarceration. She has experience designing and implementing evaluations in collaboration with community-based programs, governmental agencies, and funders. She is also experienced in mixed-methods research, including conducting monolingual and bilingual interviews, focus groups, and surveys; recruiting participants using random sampling methods; representing data in infographics; and presenting findings. Jennifer is fluent in Spanish.

Previously, Jennifer was a researcher at Impact Justice to evaluate the effectiveness of multiple de-incarceration and diversion programs. As an independent researcher with the University of California, Davis Sociology Department, she conducted an award-winning independent research study on street harassment interpretations. With the Committee to Bridge the Gap, she also documented pollution limit exceedances in Simi Valley’s groundwater systems and advocated for toxic waste clean-up. Jennifer enjoys analyzing philosophy and cooking vegetarian Mexican food.

Education
  • Bachelor of Art, Sociology, University of California, Davis
Areas of Expertise
  • Criminal Justice
  • Equity and Place
  • Health