Jenifer Fernandez Ancona is Vice President, Strategy & Member Engagement at the Women Donors Network. She has a wide range of experience in communications, donor organizing, strategy development, grassroots organizing, and multi-racial coalition building.
As Director of Strategic Communications at Citizen Engagement Laboratory, Jenifer helped to launch and grow progressive online organizing initiatives focused on communities of color, including Presente.org and ColorOfChange.org.
Jenifer also served as a Senior Advisor to progressive donors Steve Phillips and Susan Sandler, as a consultant to the Democracy Alliance, as a top legislative aide in the California State Assembly, and as a news reporter for the Los Angeles Times.
Crafting clear communications around a new progressive economic narrative has been a major focus of her work, which includes serving on the boards of Citizen Engagement Laboratory, Netroots Foundation, and National People’s Action. Jenifer holds a BS degree in journalism from Northern Arizona University.