The Ellie Block and Family Career Services Center at the Friedman School is committed to helping our students and graduates leverage their outstanding experiential education to find impactful and fulfilling careers. Our career coaches leverage their many years of experience, career development training and practice, and industry and employer insights, to assist students and alumni.
The Friedman School pursues cutting-edge research and education from cell to society, including in molecular nutrition, human metabolism, population studies, clinical trials, nutrition interventions and behavior change, communication, food systems and sustainability, global food insecurity, humanitarian crises, and food economics and policy.
Alumni Association Executive Council, Chair of Membership
Dr. Jennifer Felsted-Knight is a neuroscientist and professional coach who helps women feeling stuck redesign their career strategy. She integrates her deep knowledge of neuroscience, psychology, and health to help her clients shape the habits and mindsets that lead to the success they crave.
Jennifer spent 17 years working in research. For over a decade Jennifer’s research was at the intersection of neuroscience and nutrition focused on understanding the neurophysiology of eating and body weight regulation. She then transitioned to digital health innovation where she led a data science team in evaluating the quality and safety of artificial intelligence-based solutions in healthcare. Jennifer has co-authored 15 articles in leading scientific journals, including The Journal of Neuroscience and Neuron, and presented her work at national and international conferences.
Jennifer holds a PhD in Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition, with a concentration in Neuroscience, from Tufts University. She holds a BS in Psychology, as well as Physiology and Neurobiology, from the University of Connecticut. She currently serves on the Tufts University Friedman School Alumni Association’s Executive Council and Mentoring Committee. Jennifer completed her professional coach training at the Co-Active Training Institute, considered the “gold standard” of coach training.
Jennifer is currently the CEO & Founder at Redwood Creek Coaching where she is on a mission to change the way women in STEM experience work. Her passion is helping women who feel burnt out restore excitement for their work and create impactful careers they love. Jennifer’s balanced focus on self-reflection, evidence-based wellness strategies, and bold action steps reignites the passion and focus needed to reach the next level.
BS, Psychology and Physiology & Neurobiology, University of Connecticut
MS, Biochemical & Molecular Nutrition, Tufts University
PhD, Biochemical & Molecular Nutrition, Tufts University