Jennifer Senick, PhD is Sr. Executive Director of the Center for Urban Policy Research at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Urban Planning and Policy Development, Rutgers University. An experienced urban planner, Dr. Senick earned her PhD in Urban Planning and Public Policy from Rutgers, an MA in Political Science from the UCLA and an AB in Government and Russian from Bowdoin College. Areas of expertise include sustainable development, energy policy, healthy communities, and green building. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. departments of Energy, Housing and Urban Development and Environmental Protection, and by the U.S. Green Building Council, the American Planning Association, and numerous NJ state agencies. Dr. Senick leads the Center’s program and policy evaluation work for the NJ Board of Public Utilities Clean Energy Program, is a member of the Rutgers Energy Institute and the NJ Climate Change Resource Center, co-chair of the Sustainable Planning Design and Behavior Knowledge Network, Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA), a Trend Scout for the American Planning Association, and active in the APA International Division. Dr. Senick also serves on the Board of Trustees of Children’s Specialized Hospital, RWJBH, is a founder and advisor of the Rutgers University Disability Studies minor and a steering committee member of Nature: Access for All, New Jersey Division of Disability Services. Prior to her employment at Rutgers, Dr. Senick was employed by the Rand Corporation as an analyst at the Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and Telcordia Technologies as Executive Director of Global Operations.