Jen Humphrey

Jen Humphrey
  • Associate Director for External Affairs, Life Span Institute

Contact Info

Dole Human Development Center, Suite 1052
1000 Sunnyside Ave.
Lawrence, KS 66045-7599


Jen Humphrey is associate director for external affairs at the Life Span Institute. She joined the institute in 2018 after serving as the director of external affairs at the KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum for 11 years and as a senior editor at the KU Endowment Association. A strategic communications manager, she has led efforts in marketing, media relations, planning, events, development and administration. She supports Life Span investigators and graduate students by helping them engage with the public broadly through a variety of media, events and fundraising opportunities. She holds a master of fine arts in creative writing and undergraduate degrees in journalism and women's studies from the University of Kansas.