Dr. Jennifer Betters-Bubon is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator in Counselor Education and the Richard and Veronica Telfer Endowed Faculty Fellow of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She received a Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a M.Ed from Boston University and a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin. Her work includes teaching clinical and school counseling courses and focuses on the barriers that impact K-12 students’ success. Of particular interest is the role of data-driven practice, advocacy and leadership in transforming the role of the school counselor. In addition, she is passionate about examining the role and leadership school counselors have within multi-tier models of support (e.g., RTI, PBIS) and working with public schools to help student services teams align their work within an MTSS framework. Prior to her role in academia, Dr. Betters-Bubon spent 11 years working as a school counselor and a year as a special education teacher. Her research agenda focuses on the school counselor role within multi-tiered systems of support as well as trauma informed schools. She is co-editor of The School Counselor's Guide to Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and Making MTSS Work and has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Betters-Bubon is a licensed school counselor and professional counselor in Wisconsin. She lives in Stoughton, WI with her partner, Tim, and children.