Jenny Jacobs joined the Kyle House Group in November 2015. As Senior Policy Associate, she works on advocacy and coalition management for international development, global health, food security, and nutrition issues. She also provides research on issues of modern slavery and trafficking in global supply chains.
Jenny works closely with the partners to develop and maintain strong relationships with the U.S. Military and Intelligence communities as well as UK, EU, and Canadian governments. She also helps manage domestic partnerships with World Affairs Councils, Rotary Clubs, and Universities.
Previously, Jenny worked in the office of Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), where she provided policy analysis and legislative research for international trade, tax, financial services, small business, and budget issues. Her role also included managing stakeholder relations and overseeing constituent communications for these issues. She worked closely with members of the Senate Finance Committee and the Office of the United States Trade Representative to markup bills reauthorizing Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and trade enforcement and facilitation, and extending the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), and the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program.
Jenny attended Agnes Scott College where she majored in Political Science and English Literature. She was awarded the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study at the University of Hyderabad, India during her junior year. In 2012, she received her Master's in Security Studies from University College London.
Jenny was born in Hanoi, Vietnam and grew up in Tampa, Florida. She lives in Washington, D.C. where she enjoys cooking and serves on the Young Professionals Executive Committee of the DC Phi Beta Kappa Association.