Jenna Payne

Special Events Manager

Jenna joined Girls Inc. in 2014. She has over 15 years of event management experience. Prior to Girls Inc., Jenna worked as the Event Director for the Global Fund for Women, where she managed all aspects of two 25th Anniversary Galas, featuring Hillary Clinton and Christiane Amanpour as speakers, and raising over $3 million for the organization. Jenna has also worked extensively with the business community in Oakland as the Program Director of Inner City Advisors. She has a Bilingual Teaching Credential and taught Elementary and Junior High School. She is passionate about creating community and bringing people together to inspire them into action. She holds a BA in Urban Studies and Planning from UC San Diego. Jenna spent years abroad in Chile and Brazil, and speaks both Spanish and Portuguese.