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Seeing the World as a Network – Jen Chapman

by on September 23, 2014

Jen Chapman and her daughters on Canada DayJen Chapman is MEASURE Evaluation’s Senior Technical Specialist for Community-based Information Systems (in Phase III her title was senior OVC advisor). She is based at the Futures Group offices in Washington, DC. She started at MEASURE Evaluation in late 2007, initially working in Nigeria and Rwanda. She spent much time in Nigeria and she met her husband, Ben, there. In Rwanda, she led a behavioral surveillance study of men who have sex with men, which led to significant changes for the HIV strategy in that country, including use in a bill to decriminalize homosexuality.

Jen was born in Canada, but the beauty of Vancouver couldn’t hold her down. By the time she was 25, she had visited 60 countries. Among them there were the Philippines, where she volunteered with a children’s organization; Thailand, where she taught English; and England, where she studied international human rights law, then switched to health promotion for a master’s degree and PhD at the University of London.

In this photo, you see Jen and her daughters Sadie (2) and Zaria (6 months). Jen says that she has slowed down in her globe-trotting. But she also says that Sadie took 35 flights with her in her first year. Looks like Sadie is primed to follow in her mother’s footsteps.

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