Communications Associate, Mind in the Making at The Bezos Family Foundation

Jennie Portnof is the Mind in the Making (MITM) Communications Associate at The Bezos Family Foundation. She takes the lead on creating materials that are able to combine the rich MITM content with elegant and engaging electronic and print formats. She oversees the MITM website, acts as liaison to MITM Learning Communities, collaboratively implements MITM Seven Essential Skills Trainings, MITM speaking engagement and webinar content and provides support in the daily development of MITM projects, outreach, reports, proposals, and a growing range of interactive MITM resources.

While at the University of California, Berkeley, in collaboration with Poet and Activist Professor June Jordan and 19 other student poets, she helped create Poetry for the People — a program for the reading, writing, and teaching of poetry, political vision and moral witness that thrives today. Prior to joining Families and Work Institute, she was part of the creative/production team of network and agency trained professionals for both Nickelodeon Creative Advertising and Branding, covering content for all Nickelodeon networks and a large portfolio of external clients. She is a founding editor of Fort Necessity, a small literary magazine. She holds a MFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. In addition to exhibiting her art work, she is a published poet and writer.