Jenna Skinner Scanlan Vice Chair

Jenna Skinner Scanlan

Mother/Educator/Activist

Jenna Skinner Scanlan believes in the transformative powers of activism, philanthropy and education. Together with her husband Wilson, Jenna is happily rearing three young feminists in Santa Fe, New Mexico. An active community member, Ms. Scanlan is a proud past Chair of the Santa Fe Hestia Fund, a women’s giving circle dedicated to investing in middle school students. Jenna also chaired the Board of Directors of the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Institute. Ms. Scanlan is a member of the Advisory Board of Breakthrough Santa Fe. Jenna also serves as a Trustee of both Santa Fe Prep and the Steele Family Foundation. She grew up reading her mother’s copies of Ms. Magazine in Louisville, Kentucky. Upon earning bachelor’s degrees in Women’s Studies/Gender Studies and American Studies from Occidental College in Los Angeles, Ms. Scanlan moved to Santa Fe in 2000. She earned a master’s degree in Education, with an emphasis in Bilingual/Multicultural Education for At-Risk Youth, from the College of Santa Fe. Jenna then completed additional graduate work in Spanish Language and Culture at the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain. She taught in the bilingual program of the Santa Fe Public Schools, and remains a licensed educator.