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Jennifer Wegbreit, ScD MPH

Chief Operating Officer, Shockwave Foundation
San Francisco, CA

For over twenty years, Jennifer has helped visionaries build stronger organizations. Previously, Jennifer worked in leadership positions at both academic and nonprofit institutions, providing high-level strategy, research, and evaluation services for the University of California Global Health Group, the University of California Women’s Global Health Imperative, the Asante Africa Foundation, and numerous family philanthropies and social impact organizations.

Jennifer has a background in global health and development and holds a Doctorate of Science in Human Ecology and Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health, a Master of Public Health in Environmental Health from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of California, Berkeley.

2022 Year End: Focusing on the Long-Term

Most people view climate change as purely a source of disruption and loss. But we embrace a narrative that recognizes and honors these losses, even as we also understand that our communities, ecosystems, and economies are reorganizing and reassembling in complex ways that present new choices that many of us may not even be aware of.

2021 Year End: Pieces Coming Together

We have matured and focused our role to elevate the work of our action partners, act as conveners, facilitate collaborations, and continue to make catalytic investment in organizations with the potential for outsized impact.