Jessica Walker joined Humentum in April 2018 as corporate partnerships manager. In this role, she supports engagement with Humentum’s industry partners and develops strategic tools for building relationships among stakeholders in the sector.
Jessica brings several years’ experience in fundraising, membership, and business development. She previously worked at American Councils for International Education, as a grant writer developing small- and large-scale proposals for a variety of programs across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the United States. Before American Councils, Jessica worked for GuideStar supporting their grant processes and redesigning and growing their membership program.
Jessica graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in anthropology and religious studies, including time spent in Ankara, Turkey. Prior to working in the nonprofit sector, she supported an international student work exchange program and spent several years supervising fun at an amusement park. She can almost always be found with her nose in a book.
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A perfect rainy weekend would be spent enjoying a movie marathon with friends, lots of popcorn, and time for discussion in between viewings followed by a day huddled under a pile of blankets with a cup of tea and great books.
Flogging Molly—the group reminds me to embrace the joy, energy, and rebellion of when I first heard them in high school while hitting deeper emotional notes as I get older.