Jennifer Valorose
Jennifer Valorose
Research Scientist

Jennifer has over nine years of research and evaluation experience. Her research and evaluation skills include partnering with clients to design evaluations, create logic models, and develop data collection instruments. She is also skilled in conducting evaluation trainings, monitoring data collection, analyzing and reporting both qualitative and quantitative results, and presenting results to varied audiences.

Her recent work includes several statewide child care studies for the Department of Human Services, evaluations of several out-of-school time programs, development of Minnesota’s School Readiness Report Card, and evaluation consultant to several Department of Human Services – Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division grant initiatives. Her research interests include early childhood care and education, environmental health, home visiting, economic development, leadership development, and youth programming. Prior to joining Wilder Research in 2008, she worked for Rainbow Research conducting research projects on the following topics: housing and redevelopment, physical activity, tobacco cessation, and adult and youth education.

Jennifer has a master's of public policy degree in Nonprofit Management and Environmental Policy from the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs and a bachelor's degree from the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University (St. Joseph, MN).

Jennifer enjoys year-round outdoor activities, including downhill skiing, hiking, canoeing, camping, and finding great playgrounds to take her two young boys. She also enjoys traveling and has been to five continents, but is still hoping to make it to the southern hemisphere someday.


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