Jennifer Svendsen, PhD

Jennifer Svendsen, PhD

Principal (she/her/hers)

Jennifer Svendsen, PhD, began her career in cancer research. The same skills that led her to successfully complete a highly competitive PhD program in Cell Biology and publish her work in top scientific journals, have made her a savvy consultant in the area of compensation and talent management. Both require asking the important questions and finding solutions. 

Prior to joining Edgility, Jen worked at nonprofit research institutions in the US and UK. In these roles she honed the key skills of training and coaching staff, managing projects effectively, and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders.  She also worked as an executive leadership and business solutions consultantguidance to companies in the life sciences and technology sectors. 

As a Principal and founding member of the Compensation Team, Jen has dedicated her time at Edgility to unparalleled client-centered solutions that help our clients close wage and opportunity gaps. She holds vast knowledge about compensation in the nonprofit and charter school spaces, and is rapidly expanding her knowledge base in the for-profit and broader talent management space. 

Jen is passionate about closing gender and racial pay gaps. She loves being able to work with clients – and for a firm – who value pay equity.


Education: B.A., Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Wesleyan University 

PhD, Cell Biology, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University 

Areas of Expertise: Compensation, Research, Analytics

Our team

Allison Wyatt

Co-Founder and Managing Partner (she/her/hers)

Brandon Rosas

Associate Partner and Vice President of Finance & Administration (he/him/his)

Brett Kunsch

Senior Search Consultant (he/him/his)

Camille Gomez

Executive Assistant (she/her/hers)

Christina Greenberg

Co-Founder and Managing Partner (she/her/hers)

Christina Pfeiffer

Senior Manager, Organizational Initiatives (she/her/hers)

Corina Hopson

Search Consultant (she/her/hers)

Courtney Williams

Client Services Coordinator (she/her/hers)

Dana DeAngelis

Executive Assistant (she/her/hers)

Danielle Tate

Client Services Coordinator (she/her/hers)

Dayne Castillo

Digital Marketing Associate (she/her/hers)

Elise Austin

Client Operations & Contracts Specialist (she/her/hers)

Emma Chow

Client Services Coordinator (she/her/hers)

Hadley Kornacki

Director of Client Services Operations (she/her/hers)

Ila Shah

Partner, (she/her/hers)

Jennifer Svendsen, PhD

Principal (she/her/hers)

Joanna Norko

Marketing Customer Engagement Manager (she/her/hers)

Jonathan Howard

Associate Partner (he/him/his)

Joshua Lachs

Associate Partner (he/him/his)

Josyanne Roche

Senior Search Consultant (she/her/hers)

Kaelan Forbes

Senior Talent Equity Consultant (she/her/hers)

Kevin Haroldo Ramirez

Senior Talent Equity Consultant (he/him)

Lisa Daly

Senior Human Resources Manager (she/her/hers)

Mara Cooper

Mara Cooper

Senior Search Consultant (she/her/hers)

Marissa McNeil - Analyst

Marissa McNeil

Senior Talent Equity Consultant (she/her/hers)

Miranda Cortez

Client Services Special Projects Manager (she/her/ella)

Nathaniel Browning

Talent Equity Consultant (he/him/his)

Nora Maligmat

Search Consultant (she/her/hers)

Serena Moy

Principal (she/her/hers)

Tammy Jackson

Associate Partner (she/her/hers)

Toren Triepke

Search Associate (she/her/hers)

Zachary Harr

Senior Consultant, Sourcing Operations (he/him/his)


Put your values to work. Act on equity.

We believe equity isn’t a box to check. It’s a daily action. Someone’s unique identity isn’t something to overcome–when paired with the right opportunity, it becomes one of their greatest professional assets. We exist to empower social impact organizations to recognize and overcome unconscious bias, racism and sexism so they can build a workforce that reflects and strengthens the communities they serve.