As Vice President of Programs, Jennifer brings operational excellence, innovation, and a people-centered approach to the implementation of Global Citizen Year programs. Jennifer brings 25 years of experience in international development & training, focusing on global citizenship, community & social development, conflict resolution, and philanthropy. Born and raised in California, she has lived on the east and west coasts of the U.S., and in Albania, Germany, and Kosovo, and has worked and traveled in over 40 countries and counting. Before joining Global Citizen Year, Jennifer launched World Savvy’s Global Competence Certificate program, supporting teachers and students to develop their global competencies. Earlier, she led programs at Give2Asia and Partners for Democratic Change, where she helped innovative community organizations and philanthropists around the world achieve the social impact they desire. As a volunteer, Jennifer has tutored immigrants preparing for the U.S. citizenship exam, and volunteered in schools around the Bay Area helping young people understand important global issues and how they relate to their lives. Through these experiences, she has developed a deep commitment to cultivating global citizens who have the vision and skills to collaborate across borders toward an ever-better shared future.
Jennifer has a B.A. in International Relations from the University of California at Davis and a Masters in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Favorite quote: “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” –Marcel Proust