Jenna Arnold is an educator, entrepreneur, activist and mother who lives between the countryside of Pennsylvania and New York City with her husband and two children, who are anti-sleep. Oprah named Jenna as one of her “100 Awakened Leaders who are using their voice and talent to elevate humanity” for her professional portfolio of work across education, entertainment and activism.
Her recent book, ‘Raising Our Hands,' was released on a number of Best Seller lists in the summer of 2020, and was lauded as “one of the few privileged voices we should be reading right now” by Porchlight & won the Independent Publisher Book of the Year in the Women’s Issues category. Jenna was a Biden surrogate during the 2020 Presidential campaign and spends a considerable amount of time as a political and cultural contributor on FOX, MSNBC & CNN.
Jenna recently served as the Chief Impact Officer for an impact investing platform, Rethink, funding companies working to solve some of the world’s most complex problems.
She is the Co-Founder of ORGANIZE, a non-profit organization dedicated to reforming the US organ donation system and increasing patient access to lifesaving transplants. The organ-donation crisis is one of the most persistent, expensive, and yet solvable public-health challenges of our time. Since its founding, ORGANIZE produced advocacy campaigns which the New York Times called one of the year's "Biggest Ideas in Social Change." It built the US’s first centralized organ donor registry, co-hosted the White House Organ Donation Summit, which, in addition to other initiatives, launched $300 million worth of commitments across multiple sectors and was the Innovator in Residence in the Office of the Secretary of HHS which led to groundbreaking research that led to an Executive Order signed by the 45th Administration. It is estimated the organization’s efforts have led to reforms that could lead to 7,300 more organ transplants a year, save Medicare at least $1 billion in dialysis costs annually and increase transplant equity.
Previously, Jenna was the Executive Producer and Creator of one of MTV’s hit TV shows, ‘Exiled!’ which took privileged American teenagers to live with indigenous cultures around the world. While at the United Nations she helped create multi-platform programming for MTV and Showtime with
A-list celebrities like Jay-Z and Angelina Jolie.
Jenna received a graduate degree from Columbia University's Teachers College in International Education Development and BS.Edu and studied astro-physics from the University of Miami. She has taught in many countries with a laser focus on citizenship education and has authored more than a dozen different curricula.
Jenna sits on a number of boards, including the Sesame Workshop Leadership Council, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is an emeritus World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper and Women’s March Global Board Member.
Her husband Jeremy is the President of LeagueApps—a technology platform focused on equitizing youth sports and her two children, Ever Alula & Atlas Oz who are anti-sleep.