Jenna joins WASHBURN & McGOLDRICK after working for the past six years in Institutional Advancement at Ithaca College, her alma mater. Jenna first began her advancement career at the College working as Assistant to the Vice President. She was promoted to Leadership Gift Officer and then served as the division’s Senior Prospect Researcher.
Before working in higher education, Jenna worked for the Pritzker family at Hyatt’s corporate offices in Chicago. In her position there she supported the President, General Counsel, and Chairman at Hyatt Gaming, Inc. Following her work at Hyatt she spent several years pursuing a doctoral degree in Clinical Forensic Psychology. In addition to her undergraduate degree in psychology from Ithaca College, she also has a master’s degree in criminology from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.
Jenna brings her love of working with people and passion for learning to this position. In her free time, Jenna enjoys painting, gardening, and spending time with her husband James, an elementary special education teacher, and their two daughters Olivia (5) and Hazel (1). She also loves working on their farmhouse, which was built when Abraham Lincoln was president! Jenna is thrilled to be starting this new adventure as a member of the WASHBURN & McGOLDRICK team.