Jennifer Barnes joined the University of Pittsburgh in 2019 as the Supplier Diversity and Sustainability Coordinator. She works with the procurement team in Purchasing Services and Strategic Sourcing to advance socially and environmentally responsible purchasing. In her role, Jennifer collaborates with University departments and major contracted suppliers to track, analyze, and increase diverse and sustainable spend. She is also a member of the Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Sustainability.
Trained as a city planner, Jennifer has a background in community, workforce, and economic development. She has worked on several collaborative historical, planning, and research efforts with non-profit institutions, community groups, and public agencies in Chicago, Oakland, New Orleans, and Pittsburgh.
A California native, Jennifer received her Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Chicago and a Master of City Planning degree from the University of California at Berkeley.