Jennifer Thomson, Development Manager at Inclusiv, has over 15 years of experience in the field of community development finance and microfinance. Her work with community development credit unions started with a year of Americorps/ VISTA service at the Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union (LESPFCU). In the field of microfinance, Ms. Thomson managed a loan fund for rural women of over $1 million in eight African countries with The Hunger Project. Past consulting projects include the SEEP Network Gender Working Group, Women Advancing Microfinance International (WAM I) and the U.S. Treasury Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. She holds a Master of International Affairs (MIA) degree from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. Currently living in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband, two sons, and a cast of rodent and reptilian pets, she also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Free School.