As a biochemist poet, her life and career moves have been the epitome of “proceed until apprehended”. Every career step thrust Jen into a space she didn’t feel prepared for. But she learned to embrace her vulnerabilities sharing “I’ve always trusted myself to simply figure things out. I don’t know exactly where that comes from, but it certainly has always been there. I don’t mean to say it’s always worked out how I thought it would work out, but I trusted that something juicy would happen and it always did.” From the Air Force Academy to being the founder of Work for Humanity, Jen shares her not to miss journey of “As If “with incredible wit and a generous heart.
Jen Gresham is the founder of Work for Humanity, a nonprofit aimed at creating a more enjoyable and equitable future of work. Previously, she served as a career and business coach for clients around the world, helping individuals from the unemployed to senior executives create more income, influence, and impact. She is a Ph.D scientist and 20-year Air Force veteran. She previously served as the Assistant Chief Scientist of the Human Performance Wing, where she helped lead a $100M research portfolio in human-centered science spanning the fields of biology, psychology, and technology. She is in the process of moving from Seattle, WA to Sunnyvale, CA with her husband, daughter, and 3 cats.