Senior Program Manager, Making and Science, Google
Jen Phillips leads the Making & Science team at Google, where she supports hands-on learning for kids and adults. She manages a team of engineers and designers working on Google’s Science Journal app and citizen science tools. She also oversees programs that put maker spaces in schools and community spaces, send students to science museums, provide tools and technology to parents and educators, and get Googlers involved in making, Maker Faires, and maker education.
Jen has invested over $50 million in making, science, and computer science through programs, sponsorships, and collaborations with universities and nonprofits. Previously Jen was a University Relations manager, leading many of Google’s largest academic research investments. She started her career at Google using big data to improve customer engagement programs for online advertisers and publishers.
Jen serves on the board of the Maker Education Initiative and is a board advisor for Singularity University. She studied Economics at Columbia University and now lives in San Francisco.