Jeanne participated on the DU Just Wages project in several capacities. She began her work in Professor Galemba’s Qualitative Research Methods course where she carried out a study on the role of volunteer groups combating wage theft in Colorado. Jeanne worked with a field team to carry out participant observation and interviews with volunteers of El Centro Humanitario.
During the study and for several months after, she also volunteered directly with El Centro on their Direct Action team where she would handle cases of workers affected by wage theft. In another course, Jeanne also worked to develop the project’s survey tool and field plan.