Jenn Director Knudsen

Communications and Events manager

Jenn Director Knudsen (she/her) is JFCS’ communications manager, a role she comes to after a quarter century as a journalist, PR and development professional and no stranger to volunteering and working for nonprofits. In her role, she writes all agency collateral, contributes to overall messaging and works with the Jewish and secular media to get the word out about JFCS and the terrific work it does for its clients.

Jenn has a bachelor’s degree in history and French from UC-Santa Barbara, where she achieved Phi Beta Kappa, and she has a master’s in journalism from UC-Berkeley.

A total nerd, Jenn loves reading, watching movies with subtitles, stumbling through Hebrew lessons and (cliché alert!) spending time with her family.