Jennifer Golden has been working in the communications field for 20 years, the last decade of which were in higher education. Early in her career, Jennifer worked as a reporter at the United Nations bureau of the Inter Press Service, a global wire service. At the Council on Foreign Relations, she served as a project director of an Independent Task Force on Public Diplomacy, where she helped to draft a white paper that provided policy recommendations for the U.S. government on how better to communicate with foreign publics.

More recently, Jennifer served as the Executive Director of Communications at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, where she managed all aspects of the school’s communications and provided oversight of the scholarly journal The Washington Quarterly. Jennifer received a scholarship to attend the prestigious Aspen Summer Words writing festival in 2017 and is a contributor to “The Laughter Effect,” a series of investigations that spotlights how and why comedy can play a role in social change. Her personal writing has been published in The Washington Post, The Best Women’s Travel Writing, HerStories, and others. Her column “The End of a Circle” ran at Literary Mama from September 2018 to June 2019. 

Jennifer has a Master’s Degree in international communication from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, and a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida, where she was a National Merit Scholar.