Jennifer Young Baker is a curriculum developer and adjunct faculty member at the University of Southern California and has been managing projects, programs, portfolios and PMOs for nearly 30 years for Fortune 500 companies in many different industry sectors. As an educator, she has also taught at Northeastern University, Georgetown University, Wake Forest University and been a guest lecturer at several other institutions. Working with Dr. Ginger Levin, she was a contributing author to her 2014 compilation, “Portfolio Management: A Strategic Approach”. Within PMI, she is currently serving as the Region Mentor for the Mid-Atlantic States (Region 5). In 2015, PMI Metrolina won Chapter of the Year during her tenure as President of the chapter. She was in the first Masters of Project Management Class at Northeastern University and also hold PMP, PgMP, PfMP, ITIL, BRMP and SSMBB certifications.
She had the honor of graduating from the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class in 2015. Jennifer is also very actively involved in two other non-profit organizations. In addition to her very full professional life, she owns a small bakery and catering company. She lives in North Carolina with her husband Ken and two Yorkies (George Jr. and Frankie) with a large extended family nearby.