Jennifer Renick is a Ph.D. student at UC Irvine's School of Education, specializing in Human Development in Context. She recieved her BA in Community Mental Health: Schools and Youth from Pitzer College, completing an honors thesis in partnership with a local high school. While attending Pitzer, Jennifer was awarded the Kallick Community Service Award twice, the Katie Lawson Memorial Award, the Pomona Unified School District Community Service Award, and was named a Napier fellow. At UCI, she engages in community-based research in partnership with Orange County schools and non-profit organizations, including conducting youth participatory action research with middle school students. Her research interests include school climate and community engagement, utilizing a community psychology approach.