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Jennifer Bradley

Senior Fellow

American Cities

Jennifer Bradley is a senior fellow at The Kresge Foundation. Jennifer supports the American Cities Program at Kresge through convenings and thought leadership. She joined the foundation in 2021. Previously, Jennifer served as the director of the Center for Urban Innovation at the Aspen Institute, where she focused on inclusive innovation and equitable economic development strategies in cities.

Jennifer has also held positions with the Brookings Institution, where she co-authored The Metropolitan Revolution and developed state-level strategies to support metropolitan economic growth, and with the Constitutional Accountability Center, where she co-authored amicus briefs in major appellate cases that supported environmental protections and community development.

A native of Austin, Texas, Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas, a Master of Philosophy from the University of Oxford and a juris doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center.

She serves on the boards of the Edlavitch D.C. Jewish Community Center and the Open Contracting Partnership.