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Jennifer JacksonDirector of Finance & Administration

Jennifer Jackson is currently the Director of Finance & Administration at the World Science Festival.

Prior to joining WSF, Jennifer spent four years managing Homeland Security funding for the City of New York, most recently as Deputy Director of Grants and Finance at the Office of Emergency Management. Prior to her positions within New York City government, Jennifer developed and implemented grant making programs and managed funding for nonprofit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jennifer has a degree in Public Administration with a Nonprofit Concentration from the University of San Francisco.

Executive Leadership

President, World Science Foundation
Co-founder and CEO, World Science Festival
Co-founder, World Science Festival; Chairman, World Science Foundation


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