Jeffer holds a Master’s degree in Social Welfare from UCLA and a Bachelor’s degree in Asian American Studies and Women and Gender Studies from UC Davis. Prior to joining PERE/CSII, she was a research analyst at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles in the Demographic Research Project. She co-authored reports focusing on disaggregated data for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders including reports focusing on AANHPI older adults in Los Angeles County, AANHPIs in the San Gabriel Valley, and a national report on AANHPI immigrants.
Prior to Advancing Justice, Jeffer was an MSW intern at Community Coalition as well as the Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis and also served as a community outreach intern with the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative through UCLA Labor Occupational Safety & Heath Program’s Occupational Health Internship Program.
Jeffer grew up in Sonoma County in Northern California and has a soft spot for the North Coast and coastal redwoods. In her spare time, Jeffer enjoys birding and bird/wildlife/astro photography. She also writes and occasionally performs ambient/shoegaze music.