Jenny worked in the Centre for Challenge Prizes as a Programme Manager on the European Social Innovation Competition.
Jenny's background lies in social innovation, having worked with social entrepreneurs across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Before joining Nesta, Jenny worked as the Head of Development for Digital Opportunity Trust. She also served as a Kiva Fellow in sub-Saharan Africa working to scale innovative credit programmes with field partners such as The Grameen Foundation.
Previously Jenny was part of the senior management team at Ashoka UK, where she led the development of their Venture and Fellowship programmes. She has significant experience in fundraising and development having worked as a consultant at The Social Investment Consultancy and the Head of Fundraising at Future First, a UK charity focused on revolutionising careers advice in state schools by building alumni networks.
Jenny is fluent in French and German, having graduated with a BA in these languages from University College London. She is a qualified yoga teacher, scuba diver and avid mountain climber.
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