Jennifer Shoop is always thinking about money.
Chief Innovation Officer at Moneythink—a non-profit providing financial capability mentorship to economically disadvantaged urban youth—Jen leads educational design, digital engagement and data infrastructure efforts, and has most recently directed the design and development of a mobile application. Dubbed ‘the Instagram of money’ by students the app supplements and enhances Moneythink’s face-to-face mentorship model.
Prior to Moneythink, Jen served as Director at The Saylor Foundation, a start-up non-profit disrupting the higher-ed status quo by providing free, online, open courseware. As The Saylor Foundation’s second full-time employee, she grew the organization from a staff of two to a thriving organization of over 30 with a robust suite of online courses in its library over the course of her five years of tenure.
Jen earned an M.A. in Literature at Georgetown University and a B.A. in Literature and History at the University of Virginia. She’s a self-described life-long learner, open education advocate and believer in the future of education technology. And in her spare time, she moonlights as a fashion blogger.