ABOUT ME

Jenn was on the Advisory Board of the Foundation Center West Coast (now known as Candid West) in San Francisco from 2010 to 2013, was recognized with a 2016 Florida Diversity Council LGBT Ally Award and Co-Chaired the 2017 Equality Florida Tampa Gala. She has a Master’s degree in Literature with a focus on African-American Women's Narratives from Texas State University. Her thesis challenged Western literary norms and called for an African-centered, womanist framework for evaluating and teaching black women's literature. She was published in the Tampa Bay Times, in response to the Charlottesville riot in 2017 ( https://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/column-in-the-aftermath-of-charlottesville-we-are-the-leaders-we-are/2334236). 

Jenn is a frequent regional panelist on topics related to equity, diversity and inclusion and has presented in forums around the nation on cultural competence, including the National Association for African-American Studies, Mid-Atlantic Women’s Studies Association and Florida Philanthropic Network. She is currently on the Board of Directors for the Plus Projec+, a foundation dedicated to funding organizations and projects providing direct service support for the most marginalized members of the LGBTQ+ community.  

Jenn is a 2018 graduate of Leadership Tampa and remains active in the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. She lives in Southeast Seminole Heights in Tampa with her husband and young son.    

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