Jennifer Newcomer

Jennifer Newcomer


Principal - Research

Jennifer Newcomer is the Principal of Research at Shift Research Lab, which is a program of The Piton Foundation. She leads Shift’s efforts to transform data into actionable information that improves the social sector’s ability to serve Colorado’s low-income communities. Through its products and services, Shift offers neighborhood-level data and analysis via online platforms like its flagship tool, Community Facts, performs objective research to support community change initiatives, and provides technical assistance that helps organizations build their capacity to use data. Jennifer holds a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a Bachelor’s in Environmental Design from the University of New Mexico.

Technical Skills: Data management, Econometrics, GIS/mapping, Survey methods, Website development