Jennifer Pocai

I would like to begin by thanking my master's capstone committee for their time, attention, guidance, and wisdom. Specifically, thank you to my Chair, Dr. Angela Hattery, Professor and Director of Women and Gender Studies at George Mason University; Dr. Jaime Lester, Professor of Higher Education at George Mason University; and Samantha Greenberg, Associate Director of Family Programs at George Mason University. 

This site is the culmination of research conducted throughout my master's studies and inspired by my work with expecting and parenting students as an employee of Northern Virginia Community College, as a Sponsor with Generation Hope, and part of George Mason University's Student-Parent Working Group. Thank you to the students I have served that persevered in their studies even in the face of great obstacles and motivated me to return to school myself. I feel humbled to have taken this journey along side you. 

My hope is this site can be used to empower expecting and parenting students, as a resource for overextended practitioners, and as inspiration for organizational change. I have attached my capstone project paper for those of you who wish to research the topic further.



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