Jen was a teacher and division head at independent schools for the first decade of her career, led non-profits focused on educational equity through creating small schools and supporting principals in urban district and charter schools for the second decade, and has worked closely with some of the country’s largest philanthropists toward more equitable, future-ready, learner centered learning environments in the last decade and a half. She lives outside of Boston and welcomes any opportunity to be on Lake Fairlee or Lake Morey!
Jen connected with the Aloha Foundation three decades ago as a counselor in search of the best girls camp in New England to immerse herself in as a budding educator. That summer has informed all of her subsequent work in education. She is now the proud mother of two devoted Lanakilans who are Lakesiders. Her family spent two winters at Family Camp, and her boys enjoyed Horizons before they could attend Lanakila. Her sister, Alexa/”Bo” Holleran, has kept the family connection over many years working at the camps. Jen joins the board with incredible appreciation and enthusiasm for all the camps offer each and every camper in deep mentoring relationships with older campers and counselors as well as endless opportunities to learn new things. She and her husband, Andy, are awed each summer by the growth their boys show, even as they have “the best summer of their lives,” year after year.