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Jenna Thoretz

Senior Manager, Global Initiatives, US

Jenna Thoretz joined Humentum in 2021 as a Government Affairs and Advocacy Intern. In her current role as Advocacy Manager, she executes Humentum-driven government affairs, donor advocacy, and policy influence efforts.

Prior to joining Humentum, Jenna interned with multiple non-profit organizations and served as a graduate consultant with Save the Children UK’s Humanitarian Leadership Academy.

In 2021, Jenna received a BA in Political Science and Public Policy from Gettysburg College. She recently completed her MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She currently resides in Washington, DC.


Published articles:

USAID’s Local Capacity Strengthening Policy (November, 2022)
Operationalizing Locally-Led Development: What We Learned (November, 2022)
Understanding the 2022 USAID Risk Appetite Statement (October, 2022)
Rebalancing Risk and Accountability (August, 2022)
Call for funders to move from Value for Money to Value of Ideas (July, 2022)
Operationalizing Locally-Led Development: De-Bunking the Myths (March, 2022)
Locally-Led: Operationalizing USAID’s New Vision (February, 2022)
Operationalizing USAID’s New Vision for Global Development (November, 2021)
Spotlight: Decolonizing Development (June, 2021)