When Jodi gets involved in something, innovation is sure to follow. As Director of Outreach Programs for The Multidisciplinary Center on Aging at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, she has established community partnerships statewide and nationally, and led efforts to have the campus become an Age-Friendly University, the first academic medical campus in the state to earn the designation. Jodi has been instrumental in piloting a cutting-edge encore program, preparing older adults from diverse backgrounds for new roles as Older Adult Research Specialists who apply knowledge and skills as health navigators to facilitate the participation of underrepresented groups in clinical trials.