Jenny is an educator and actor with a strong performance background in puppetry and movement. As an educator, she focuses mainly on teaching through the arts, and is especially interested in causes rooted in humanitarian work, world cultures, and social justice.
For two years she planned and facilitated the Skirball’s award-winning Build A Better World School Program, which allows kindergarten through second grade students the opportunity to participate in service learning projects. The program begins at Skirball, and continues in the classroom and community; with a focus on teaching students and museum guests to build empathy, learn the value of collaboration, and develop a sense of responsibility.
Additionally, Jenny has worked in Los Angeles Unified School District as a Teaching Artist through East LA Classic Theatre, and at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, where she developed and presented educational curriculum using interpretation, puppets, and other creative mediums.
In New York, she worked as the Lead Early Childhood Educator at the Children's Museum of Manhattan where she taught classes for young children and families featuring music, art, and movement. She also acted as Lead Teacher for CMoM's Shelter program, which provided the opportunity for children and mothers from WIN Family Residence to experience the museum and create therapeutic art together. She currently works as an educator at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and as a teaching artist in New York public schools through Wingspan Arts.