- Senior Research Administrator
As a Senior Research Administrator, Jess is responsible for both pre- and post-award administration to support the growing and increasingly complex sponsored research at the Friedman School. Her current portfolio includes the faculty of the Feinstein International Center (Greg Gottleib, Karen Jacobsen, Dan Maxwell, Dyan Mazurana, Elizabeth Stites, and Helen Young) as well as Sarah Amin, Jennifer Coates, Sara Folta, Jeanne Goldberg, Elena Naumova, Jennifer Sacheck, and Fang Fang Zhang.
Prior to joining Tufts, Jess was at the University of Pennsylvania's Office of Research Services as an Associate Director for Pre-Award and at the University of Delaware's Research Office as a Contract and Grant Specialist. At both institutions, Jess was in a central office and responsible for proposal review and submission as well as agreement negotiation, subaward agreements, and non-financial post award transactions. Jess also has experience as a grant writer and grant manager in a non-profit setting. She studied Human Services at the George Washington University in D.C. and earned her Certified Research Administrator (CRA) credential in 2012.