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Aurora Institute

Jennifer Cohen Kabaker

Development Director

Jennifer Kabaker is Aurora Institute’s Development Director. In this role, she designs and implements the organization’s development strategy to ensure Aurora can achieve its ambitious goals.

Previously, Jennifer served as Chief of Staff at TEACH, a non-profit start-up that works with states and school districts to implement technology-forward teacher recruitment systems. She also served as the Director of Educator Micro-credentials at Digital Promise, where she developed an ecosystem to provide teachers with competency-based recognition for their knowledge and skills. Prior to that, Jennifer served as Associate Director of Foundation Relations and External Engagement at KIPP LA Schools. She started her career in education policy and research at the Urban Institute and the New America Foundation. She holds a Masters degree in Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies from the Stanford Graduate School of Education.