Jennifer K. Lynne is the founder and CEO of TheContactProject, a global social enterprise providing platforms for human capacity development. From local initiatives to international programming, TCP collaborates with people seeking sustainable relationships, social change, and global impact across sectors and around the world. Jennifer holds a Masters in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding from the Center for Justice & Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, with specializations in Organizational Leadership, Identity, and Trauma and received her PhD in Peace Studies from the University of New England, Australia. Jennifer speaks widely on identity, human adaptive capacity and systems thinking and has been a contributor to the International Peace Research Association, the Human Dignity & Humiliation Studies consortium at Columbia University, SheForum Africa, the National Coalition of Dialogue & Deliberation, the Asia-Pacific Peace Research Association and the Association for Conflict Resolution among others. She has been honored as a Visiting Scholar at the Mind & Life Institute and served as the Professional Peacebuilding Practice Research Fellow at the Partnership for Sustainability and Peacebuilding at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In addition to her role at TheContactProject, she serves on the Global Advisory Board for the Chetanalaya Institute for Spirituality and Peace in Kathmandu, Nepal. Over the last two decades, her work and research have reached people from over thirty countries including Nigeria, Cameroon, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Nepal, UK, and Pakistan. Jennifer is a philosopher, social theorist, and practitioner whose current work and research encompass human adaptive capacity and embodied systems, exploring the intersections of how we enact and embody identity, complexity, and adaptability. She developed the Engaged Identity approach as a transdisciplinary practice for conceptualizing, cultivating, and enacting human adaptive capacity and transformative processes.