Jennifer Wheary is a senior fellow at Demos working primarily on the issues of economic opportunity, education, and the global middle class. She is a regular contributor to Newsday. Her research and writing appear in newspapers around the country and are covered by national radio and television. Prior to joining Demos, Jennifer worked in the academic, non-profit, and private sectors. She consulted for schools in both Colombia and Brazil, designed and launched a successful online science journal, co-founded an adult literacy program, helped build a new business division at an Internet startup, and headed interactive research for the largest Spanish-language media company in the U.S. She holds a B.S. from Cornell University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.