About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

Genna is the Programme Manager for the Data Analytics Practice at Nesta.

She works across the team’s portfolio of projects to provide project management support, strategic and programmatic oversight for current and emerging projects, and to help ensure that all of our work is running according to time, cost and quality. She’s particularly interested in understanding the impact of the team’s projects and engaging with stakeholders to understand how diverse groups can make use of our outputs in practice.

Prior to working in the Data Analytics team, Genna worked on a range of projects at Nesta exploring the future of work and the impact of technology on jobs, including Digital Frontrunners and FutureFit.

Before joining Nesta, Genna worked on a range of international development projects in education and youth empowerment with local organisations across Sub-Saharan Africa, Central America and the Middle East. She has a Masters of Education in Community Learning and Development and certification in Permaculture Design. In her spare time, she enjoys being creative (painting, pottery), running and tending to her 70+ plants. She’s also a trustee for Tourettes Action.