Jennifer M. Aronson works for the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work as project coordinator for the PCORI-funded Veteran Spouse Network, a program aiming to engage veteran spouses in the research process, help them advocate for care for themselves and their families, and direct them to evidence-based services in their areas. Aronson arrived in Texas in 2013 when her husband was stationed at Ft. Hood and remains committed to serving other military families in Texas.
Aronson received a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature and politics from the University of San Francisco. She went on to work as a legislative fellow in the California State Legislature, as a political consultant, and as a Ft. Hood-area field organizer on a statewide campaign. She is experienced in nonprofit project management through her work with the Innocence Project Northwest and as the Violence Against Women Act program coordinator for the Texas Civil Rights Project. She has been published in outlets such as Reuters advocating for awareness of issues facing the military spouse community.