Jennifer Abeloff began her social work career working in the child welfare arena in Missouri and California, providing services to children in the foster care system in homes and residential facilities. She then became the director of intake and assessment at a psychiatric hospital and, later, the coordinator of an early periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment program in Philadelphia. Ms. Abeloff continued to pursue her education, completing an MS in Criminology at Florida State University, primarily researching issues of juvenile justice and penology. She then joined FIU as a visiting instructor/assistant field coordinator. As associate director, she now oversees the B.S.S.W. Program and the Office of Field Education.