Jenny works as a Programme Manager on the European Social Innovation Competition.
Jenny’s background lies in the field of 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, an international social enterprise which works to empower young people to become leaders within their communities by delivering technology and entrepreneurship skills training. Jenny 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. Jenny 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.
She is fluent in French and German having graduated with a BA from University College London.