Jennifer García has served the agency in various legal roles since 2009—most recently as General Counsel—and as the Director of Operations from 2018-2019. She has been primarily responsible for ensuring that the agency is compliant with relevant federal and state law in the areas of employment, ethics, open meeting, public record, and procurement law. As the Director of Operations, she managed the legal, human resources, and operations divisions.
Prior to joining MAPC, Jennifer was a policy analyst at the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center and worked for the North Carolina General Assembly Bill Drafting Division as well as Self-Help, a community development lender in Durham, North Carolina.
Ms. García earned a Bachelor of Arts in History-Sociology at Columbia University and a Juris Doctorate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a graduate of the Commonwealth Seminar and the Initiative for Diversity in Civic Leadership (IDCL). Jennifer is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar.