Jenna Skinner Scanlan
Jenna Skinner Scanlan believes in the transformative powers of activism, philanthropy and education. A community leader, Jenna currently serves as Board Chair of the Ms. Foundation for Women, and she is the proud Past Chair of both Hestia Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Institute, as well as a past Advisor to the Envision Fund of the Santa Fe Community Foundation. Presently, Ms. Scanlan serves as a Trustee of Santa Fe Preparatory School, an Advisor to Breakthrough Santa Fe, and a Trustee of the Steele Family Foundation. Jenna and her husband Wilson are devoted parents to three spectacular young feminists. Jenna grew up reading her mother’s copies of Ms. Magazine in Louisville, Kentucky. She moved to New Mexico to teach in the bilingual program of the Santa Fe Public Schools in 2000. A licensed educator, Jenna holds bachelor’s degrees in American Studies and Women’s Studies/Gender Studies from Occidental College; a master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Bilingual/Multicultural Education from the College of Santa Fe; and she has completed additional graduate work in Spanish Language and Culture at the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain. Along with social justice, philanthropy and education, Jenna’s passions include spending time with her family, enjoying the beautiful New Mexico terrain, and getting lost in a really good book. .