Jennifer received her B.S. in Chemistry with a certificate in Biochemistry from Georgia Tech in 1995. She studied under Dr. Peter E. Jensen at Emory University where she was awarded her Ph.D. in Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis in 2001. After conducting postdoctoral research fellowships in the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases at the University of Georgia and the Division of Endocrinology at Emory University, Jennifer joined the Georgia Tech School of Biology as an Academic Professional in 2005.
Dr. Oden completed his Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies at Georgia State University. He has over 20 years of experience in STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Math) education, outreach, recruitment, and retention program initiatives. While at Georgia Tech, Dr. Oden has held various administrative positions and has been an active mentor to many STEM students. In his role as the Director of Academic Diversity for the College of Sciences, Dr.