Jennifer has 15 years of professional experience in the nonprofit sector. She has worked in Arkansas, California, and Connecticut. In Arkansas, she worked with nonprofits focused on higher education and environmental health. In California, her time was spent working for the government of a sovereign tribal nation. She currently works at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven as the Director of Investments and Chief Compliance Officer. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management.
Her previous volunteer roles include: organizing an after school running program for low-income middle school children, working as an ESL tutor, volunteering at an animal shelter, assisting with a community food and clothing giveaway for disadvantaged families, a community grant reviewer, and volunteering in Costa Rica to assist a Peace Corps volunteer in a local school and working at elderly care facility.
Jennifer has been a member of the Junior League of Greater New Haven since 2016. She previously served as League Development Chair, Membership Director, and President-Elect. Her first year as an Active she received the JLGNH’s Community Award. In 2018-2019, she participated on AJLI’s Regional Meeting Task Force to discuss and develop tools to create structure around regional meetings for Leagues, how to encourage Leagues to develop their own regional meetings, and what support structure AJLI could offer to Leagues.
A native of central Arkansas, she now resides in West Haven with her husband, Aaron, and two cats, Montauk and Colby Jack. She enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, organizing, barre, reading, and trying her hand at learning new languages.
Amanda works as a Reliability Engineer at Edgewell Personal Care in Milford, with her main focus on their Schick brand of Razors and Blades. Amanda has been with the league since 2015 and lives in West Haven with her husband, Alex, and their two dogs, Zeus and Shea. Amanda's interests include: cheering on the New York Mets and Rangers, making anything into a DIY, and baking far too many desserts.
Eliza works for the Archdiocese of Hartford and currently lives in the beautiful town of Branford. A New Haven native, Eliza has lived in CT her whole life and graduated from Trinity College in Hartford with a bachelors in Economics, Ethics and Health Policy. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, ballroom dancing, fundraising, tennis and attending a variety of music and cultural events.