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Guest Name
Jennifer Hurwitz
Guest Occupation
Research and Policy Analyst at 'Blue Star Families' and Air Force spouse for 19 years
Guest Biography

Jennifer Hurwitz is a Research and Policy Analyst at Blue Star Families, where she works on the annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey. An Air Force spouse for the past 19 years, she has volunteered and worked in a variety of roles that help to support military families.

Blue Star Families is a non-profit that supports military families and helps them with deal with having a member of the family in the service. Blue Star Families provides free resources, services, and opportunities to more than 1.5 million military family members—making military life more sustainable.

Military spouse underemployment is an issue that she has experienced first-hand due to the 10 military moves she, her husband and daughter have made. After years of reinventing herself at each duty station –working as a speech-language pathologist, teacher, university professor and researcher – she joined Blue Star Families, an organization that fully understands these challenges.

Jennifer has a master’s degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from Eastern Illinois University and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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