Jennifer Fowler is the statewide program director of Arkansas NSF EPSCoR, and principal investigator for the current Track-1 project, Data Analytics that are Robust and Trusted (DART, OIA-1946391). Jennifer is an Arkansas native and is passionate about research and creating more opportunities for learners. After attending the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, & the Arts (ASMSA), she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Arkansas. Prior to her promotion to PI/PD, she served for 7 years as the Director of Education, Outreach, & Diversity for Arkansas NSF EPSCoR, where she implemented a variety of programs and activities to broaden participation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in Molecular Biosciences at Arkansas State University with an emphasis in machine learning. Her thesis research involves evaluating machine learning approaches to identify possible genetic markers for types of cancer. She also serves as Director of Partner Engagement for National AI Campus, and on the board for Girl Scouts- Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, and the ASMSA Board of Visitors.