Jennifer (Jen) Woronow is an analytical mind with a creative spirit. She brings an interdisciplinary approach to all that she does, learned from education and involvement in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. These include an MA in International Security Studies from Trinity Washington University and a BA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her vision is to find the narrative in everything, including data.
Jen applies over a decade of government and academic experience in writing, editing, data analysis, and process improvement. She began her federal career in 2011 as an Office Automation Assistant at the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). From 2012 to 2016, she supported the enhancement of grant systems and peer review processes at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Jen joined NIH in 2016 as a Program Analyst at the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). She oversaw the six month vetting process for developing scientific concept proposals into published funding opportunity announcements. Known for her “radio broadcaster voice,” Jen often facilitated a number of staff trainings on various extramural topics. Her dedication to EDI grew during four years as a member of the NHLBI Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Speaker Series workgroup.
As a Communication Specialist, Jen is exploring more opportunities to engage a variety of audiences through thought provoking, educational messaging. Her past publications include EDI focused contributions to the NHLBI Science Blog and research on digital collection items for the National Library of Medicine’s “Circulating Now.” In her spare time, Jen is an amateur historian writing about the sociology of armed conflict. Her fascination with this topic extends into her work as a visual artist.