Jenna Spencer

Manager, Investor Relations

As a Manager on the Investor Relations Team, Jenna works to engage and support New Profit’s investment partners in their strategic support of breakthrough leaders and systems-level change. Her work is focused on New Profit’s education initiatives and commitment to capitalizing diverse leaders and organizations.

Jenna began her career as a high school English teacher in Providence Public Schools where she had the privilege of working with the most brilliant group of young people. She is passionate about a type of education which is rooted in coalition-building, community power, and liberation and believes that when thoughtfully leveraged, philanthropy can play a critical role in accelerating equity and healing in social change movements.

Prior to her work at New Profit, Jenna served as the Development Manager for DC Public Education Fund, a non-profit focused on accelerating student achievement in DC Public Schools. Jenna is a TFA alum, has an Ed.M. in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a B.A. in Africana Studies and Performance Studies from Brown University.

In her free time, Jenna can likely be found searching for a cozy nook in which to read and write, researching the local food scene, or listening to the Hamilton Soundtrack on repeat.