Manager of Programs
Jenn is a musician, educator, and forever nerd when it comes to all things social theory, social justice, human feelings, sci-fi television shows, and horror movies. She has a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Chicago. Before landing in Chicago, Jenn spent parts of her childhood in California, Washington, Maryland, New Mexico, South Korea, and India. She also studied in Vienna and Paris. In her free time, she’s usually playing shows with her bands, composing film and theater scores, building giant pillow forts, or watering her collection of houseplants.
Manager of High School and Community Engagement Initiatives
Brian Martin (Cultural Studies, B.A.) is an educator and queer geographer from Tijuana, Mexico, as well as a Gerald R. Ford School Public Policy International Affairs Fellow. Brian joined EVYP in June 2017 to empower youth from marginalized populations to equitably transform their communities through mentorship and education. Brian has held positions with the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, 826Chi, LUCHA, and Columbia College Chicago prior to arriving at EVYP. As a writer and researcher, Brian’s work employs storytelling and empirics to investigate the intersections of public policy, land use, pedagogy, food economies, and displacement — especially as they impact communities of color. They are also a huge fan of Chinese buffets.