Frontier Welcomes New HoH Fellow
This week we welcome Jenna Lindeke Heavenrich to the Frontier team. Jenna and Frontier were matched through Hiring Our Heroes, a nationwide program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation dedicated to supporting veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities. Frontier has been privileged to support this fantastic program over the past year and work with three amazingly talented individuals from Hiring Our Heroes – Alexia D’Arco, Courtney Lam, and now Jenna!
Through our partnership with Hiring Our Heroes, we have prioritized military spouses of active duty personnel. Military spouses regularly re-invent themselves professionally as they move with their family to new geographies worldwide and often have a diverse mix of knowledge, skills, and experience. This proves to be a tremendous asset for our colleagues and, ultimately, for the Frontier team as we’ve collaborated and learned from Alexia, Courtney, and Jenna.
When we first met Jenna, she described herself as a mathematician and a storyteller. She is a silo breaker and boundary-crosser that fits with our ethos at Frontier of sparking creative collaborations between disparate thinkers, doers, and communities. A long-time student of the Asia-Pacific region, Jenna is fluent in Japanese, proficient in Hindi, and is brushing up on her Korean. While living and working in Japan, she built a robust disaster response team for the American Red Cross that worked in close partnership with the U.S. Navy to prepare for and respond to natural and man-made disasters. She is currently working to deepen those relationships between US Forces Japan and the American Red Cross in her spare time as a volunteer. At Frontier, she will leverage her creative and analytical skills, deep knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region, and intercultural sensibilities as Sr. Analyst, Humanitarian Partnerships. Jenna will work on public-private partnerships in the humanitarian sector and our assessment and evaluation work with U.S. Government clients including conducting novel research on the use of political event data to evaluate the effectiveness of peacebuilding, CVE, and development programs.