Jennifer Hurwitz

"If you have the opportunity to do amazing things in your life, I strongly encourage you to invite someone to join you."
-Simon Sinek

Applied Research Manager

Air Force (ret.) Spouse


As a military spouse for the past nineteen years, Jen has volunteered and worked in a variety of roles that help to support military families. In 2014, Jen joined Blue Star Families as a volunteer and then progressed from independent survey contractor to her current position. In her role as the Applied Research Manager, Jen facilitates survey instrument design, leads a team of research analysts, and provides oversight for key Military Family Lifestyle Survey materials.

Jen 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. She is a nationally certified speech-language pathologist and has worked as a teacher, university professor, and researcher.