Jenn is from the strange conservative midsection of California – home of the World Agriculture Expo – and grew up surrounded by industrial dairy farms, cowboy hats, and tract housing. All of those things are awful, so she left for the east, earning her BA in Studio Art from the University of Rochester with minors in Russian Language and Literature, and Weathering Astonishingly Huge Amounts of Snow. Since graduating, she’s worked in nonprofit art administration supporting programming, marketing, and fund development.
At Providence CityArts for Youth, Jenn is responsible for collecting information about CityArts’ free youth art education programs and disseminating it to the public, donors, and partner agencies with an eye on fundraising goals. She coordinates all e-marketing and communications; produces and shares multimedia content; and collects, interprets, and presents program data for the Expanded Day Teaching Artist Project, which places AmeriCorps teaching artists in residence at Providence middle schools to integrate arts learning into core curriculum. Short term, she hopes to leverage these skills to move into public art programming; her five year plan includes earning her MA in Art History and pursuing a museum career in the modern and contemporary field.
Jenn loves pop culture and social commentary, presidential election season, criminal profiling, and midcentury design sensibility. Recently, find her studying basic arithmetic for the GRE and endlessly revising her resume.