Jen Byrne

Development Associate

Jen is passionate about empowering women and thrilled to use her experience in communications, donor relations, and reporting for international development organizations to help drive a global movement for gender equity.  Jen coordinates Rise Up’s donor stewardship and cultivation activities and implements Rise Up’s individual giving strategy. Before joining Rise Up, Jen worked for the World Food Program and on various USAID community health development programs. 

Jen holds a Master’s degree in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, where she focused her studies on social impact, gender, and philanthropy, and a Bachelor’s degree from Scripps College in French and International Relations. Originally from the Central Coast of California, Jen is happiest spending time near the ocean and making wheel-thrown pottery at the ceramics studio.