Jen Lombardo

Associate Dean of Students: Academic Services and Advising


Jen Lombardo is the Associate Dean of Students: Academic Services & Advising at Harris Public Policy. She brings a range of experience in education to her work in the Dean of Students Office. At Harris, Jen serves as an academic advisor and oversees academic advising, supplemental academic support, and financial aid for the school.

Prior to joining Harris, Jen was the Director of Alumni and External Affairs at a campus of the Noble Street Charter Schools. She coached hundreds of Noble alumni through their pursuit of higher education and built relationships with college admissions and student affairs staff to facilitate student success. She also worked with a network-wide task force to develop a scope-and-sequence curriculum for Noble educators that assessed and developed non-cognitive skills associated with college persistence. Before Noble, Jen worked in academic administration in multiple departments at Northwestern University, interned at Northwestern’s Career Advancement office, and was a corps member with Teach for America.

Jen holds a BA with honors in Political Science and Visual Communication from American University and an MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy from Northwestern University. When not at Harris, you can find Jen spending time with family, doing yoga, and focusing on wellness.