Jenna Markowitz

Vice President of Strategic Growth & Senior Counsel

Jenna enjoys being a thought partner and problem solver for creating a more equitable and inclusive world. She began her career in corporate law, advising public companies, private equity firms, and financial institutions on complex business transactions, but eventually decided to focus on nonprofit work to pursue her passion for helping others make a positive social impact.

Before joining Build Up, Jenna was the Legal & Business Affairs Director at Seeds of Peace, an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire and cultivate new generations of global leaders in communities divided by conflict.

Jenna’s experience as both a corporate attorney and in-house counsel for a public charity has given her a wide range of expertise that she can leverage to advance her clients’ missions and help them accomplish their objectives.

Jenna holds a B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. She enjoys traveling, cooking, ballet, and enjoying time with her husband and two kids in Connecticut in her free time.