Director of Human Resources
Location: San Francisco, CA
Paragon team: Human Resources
Cooking for friends and family, walks or hikes, and classic 80s music
A human catalyst who loves to see people achieve their full potential, Jennifer thrives on enabling others to become their best selves and eliminating obstacles to success for Paragon’s attorneys—through comprehensive human resources support that includes benefits, onboarding, and compliance issues. Jennifer sees Paragon as a dream come true because it feeds these same ambitions while promoting a work-life balance she found untenable as a scientist.
Before coming to Paragon, Jennifer’s lifelong fascination with the biology of the brain and its relationship to behavior led her to pursue her education in neuroscience. Her desire to contribute to something outside of science and assist others in fulfilling their visions drew her to the non-profit MentorNet, where she shaped mentoring programs for young scientists and engineers. She holds a B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at UCSF.
Outside of work, Jennifer can be found on weekly jaunts to the farmers market, cooking for her family and friends, and cheering on her kids in their musical and athletic pursuits.