Jennifer Biundo, MPaff

Director of Policy and Data

A statistics wonk who loves few things more than a good data visualization, Jen works to develop evidence-based public policy priorities and foster collaboration with stakeholders and partners throughout the state. Jen started her career as a small town newspaper reporter and managing editor. After clocking thousands of hours covering city council and school board meetings, she decided to shift from an observer to a shaper of public policy and earned a master’s degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. She served for five years as a data and budget analyst for the Legislative Budget Board, focusing on health and human services and public education. Jen spent two years living abroad in Australia and New Zealand, and still loves to travel with her husband and two sweet sons. Her hobbies include hiking, camping, throwing over-the-top dinner parties, and analyzing ballot returns by precinct. When exploring a new city or country, she somehow always seems to wind up under a capitol dome.

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Our Impact

We analyze and disseminate data on teen pregnancy and teen birth. including prevention strategies proven effective globally, nationally and here in the Lone Star State.

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A baby was born to a teen mom once every 21 minutes in Texas 2.5% of in 2018.
2.5% of Texas teens had a baby in 2018
In the last decade the Texas teen birth rate has declined by 56%

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