Jenna Tomasello

Associate Director

Jenna Tomasello helps build and execute events that advance education and other mission-driven initiatives.

Prior to joining The Hatcher Group, Jenna was a policy associate at the American Youth Policy Forum, a nonprofit, nonpartisan convening organization based in Washington, D.C., focused on education, workforce, and youth policy issues. In that role, Jenna developed various types of learning events and products, including Capitol Hill forums, study tours, discussion groups, webinars and publications. These events helped to frame issues, inform policy and convene conversations designed to improve education and the lives of traditionally underserved youth.

Jenna is also the co-founder and board member of Learn Together, Live Together, a grassroots coalition of education stakeholders striving to promote diverse, equitable and inclusive schools. As a product of public schools and a first-generation college student, Jenna has always held a deep appreciation for education and the opportunities it has afforded her.

Jenna has a background in philosophy and legal studies and holds a master’s degree in educational policy from the University of Rochester Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development.


  • Diversity and Inclusion – I believe we’re always stronger together.
  • Educational Equity – I believe all students deserve equitable access to opportunity to achieve their full potential.
  • Lifelong Learning – I believe in listening and learning from others, and continuously growing personally and professionally.

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