Jenna Dell, Ed.D., joined Service Year Alliance in December 2015 to oversee higher ed partnerships. She works closely with institutions and associations to link service years to credit and increase the value-proposition for serving. Dr. Dell previously managed civic engagement initiatives and community partnerships at The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars.
Dr. Dell earned her Ed.D. in Higher Ed Administration and M.S. in Higher Ed– Student Affairs from the University of Rochester. During that time she worked in the Rochester Center for Community Leadership managing a summer fellowship program, student voter engagement, and advising student political groups. She also had the privilege of supporting AmeriCorps summer associates and VISTA members. Her dissertation research examines the impact national service has on civic engagement post-service. Dr. Dell has additional research interests in student learning outcomes, civil society, and community engagement.
When not working or traveling she can usually be found at an indoor cycling class, practicing yoga, or coordinating service activities for Team Red, White, and Blue.