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Jenna Farineau

Jenna Farineau

Communications Manager

Meet Jenna, our dynamic Communications Manager here at ActionAid USA. She leads the organization's communications and branding strategy with her expertise in engaging grassroots supporters and amplifying ActionAid’s work through digital channels. She started her journey as a Digital Communications Intern and later served as the Digital Communications Officer, continuing to advance ActionAid’s mission through strategic storytelling.

Prior to joining ActionAid, Jenna worked with the Agency for the Development of Women and Children to establish a Seed and Cereal Bank aiming to eradicate food insecurity in the North Bank of The Gambia. She also lent her skills to ActionAid Senegal, where she supported with video documentary work to helped raise awareness of the organization's partnerships with smallholder farmers and women’s groups.

Jenna is a graduate of College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, with a B.A. in Human Ecology specializing in climate politics, sustainable food systems, and graphic design. She spent most of her college career attending United Nations summits and farming across France, Ireland, Ghana, and Senegal. With her unique combination of skills and experience, Jenna is a valuable asset to the ActionAid team and a champion of impactful communications in the nonprofit world.

Some fun facts about Jenna when she’s not editing content and strategizing campaigns: she considers herself an amateur chef and bartender, she can tell you the family names of most edible plants (her favorite is arugula which is in the brassicacea family), and she can teach you how to change the brake pads on a car!

Why are you working with ActionAid?   

Because ActionAid truly speaks truth to power. There is a genuine crossover in how I live my personal life through social justice, and I’m grateful I don’t have to dim that light in fighting for a better world with ActionAid.  

I’m an expert! Talk to me about:   

Food Security; Right to Food and Agriculture; Climate Change; Climate Justice; Storytelling; Social Justice; Women’s Rights. 

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