Jenny Weissbourd

Jenny joined the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program in July 2018. She manages the Reimagine Retail program, which explores ways to enhance job quality and improve mobility for retail workers. Jenny recently completed a Master’s in Public Administration at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where she was a Dubin Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership, and a concurrent Master’s in Business Administration at MIT Sloan School of Management, where she worked with faculty at the Institute for Work and Employment Research to study labor policy, business operations to improve job quality, and worker voice in the 21st century economy. As a graduate student, Jenny served as a Dukakis Policy Fellow for Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo and an intern in Amazon’s Retail Leadership Development Program.

From 2011 to 2015, Jenny managed strategy and development at The Food Trust, a national leader in increasing healthy food access in underserved communities. Jenny engaged cross-sector partners and guided the development of new programs focused on improving public health and spurring inclusive economic growth, including a small business training program. Previously, Jenny built the capacity of nonprofit and government clients as a consultant at Fairmount Ventures. Outside of work, she has served on the Board of Prometheus Radio Project, a media policy nonprofit, and helped to launch and lead a philanthropic giving circle. Jenny graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University, where she studied the history of U.S. social movements.

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