JENNIFER ROCHE is a writer and independent consultant who works with leaders at think tanks, research institutions, universities, and publishers.
Her work focuses on advancing evidence, improving policy, and illuminating stories that inform and benefit the public interest.
Roche’s clients include Climate Policy Initiative, The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, MIT, UC Hastings College of Law, World Bank Group, Chapin Hall, and McGraw Hill.
Her writing has appeared in Inside Philanthropy, NBER Digest, Becker Friedman Institute for Economic Research News, SciArt, State of the Planet, BuiltWorlds Media, and Entrepreneur.
Roche is a former executive editor for the McGraw-Hill Companies. She earned a BS in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MLA from the University of Chicago.
(Photo: Mary Rafferty Photography)
Roche advances her clients' objectives through communications and project management, writing and editing, grant writing and development services.
Her primary areas of focus are economics, finance, and law; climate, water, and ocean issues; and social sciences.
Roche’s firm, Bowerbird Communications, was named a University of Chicago business partner in 2020.
Roche is committed to improving equity and the pursuit of positive outcomes for those most often overlooked by research and policy goals. Her pronouns are she/her/hers.
Named 2020 Business Partner to the University of Chicago
University of Chicago
Jennifer Roche is an exceptional writer who has covered stories about complex technical economics research using a reader-friendly approach. She is an outstanding collaborator and consistently offers excellent guidance and service.
AB, Booth School of Business
I turn to Bowerbird when I need a story or project handled smoothly and reliably. Jennifer is more than just an expert and effective writer and editor. Sensitive to organizational needs, issues, and nuances, she readily grasps assignments—even the complicated, ill-defined or evolving ones—and independently dives in to figure out what she needs to know to produce effective communications. She listens, points out potential gaps or pitfalls, welcomes feedback, and is always ready to iterate, although her first submissions are almost always rock-solid and ready to print. She has been a joy to work with.
TS, University of Chicago
When working with Jennifer, you can expect prompt communication and deliveries. She's very easy to work with and accommodating to a variety of needs. It was a pleasure partnering with Jennifer on our projects.
Brett S., BuiltWorlds Media
Jennifer and I were colleagues at About.com, writing and editing city sites, where the work load was monumental. Not only did she juggle her various responsibilities seamlessly, she often took time to help co-workers and encourage the new writers joining our team. In my experience, it's uncommon to find a person with Jennifer's skills -- who is also as thoughtful, hard-working and genuinely kind. Working with Jennifer was a highlight of my years at About.com. I would welcome the opportunity to work with her again.
IT, Writer and Researcher
Jennifer Roche was the executive editor in charge of this book and she has taken up this task with aplomb, shepherding the project through the various stages in a professional, fair, and enthusiastic way.