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Jenna Cohen

Jenna Cohen graduated from Knox College with a Bachelor's in English Literature and minors in Spanish and Creative Writing. After graduating, Jenna began her own marketing business and worked as a marketing consultant for several Chicagoland start-ups. After an amazing 6 months working at the 1871 entrepreneurial think tank, and a year interning in Tel Aviv at Latet Israeli Humanitarian Aid, Jenna now serves as Grants and Planning Associate at Jewish Child & Family services.

When she's not writing, Jenna can be found singing in the Apollo Chorus of Chicago, volunteering at Red Door Animal Shelter, hanging out at Moishe House, or running 5ks. If you don't find her doing any of these mensch-ly activities, Jenna is probably lounging in the sunshine with that book she promised herself she'd finish reading a year ago or watching obscene amounts of Netflix.

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