Jennifer Santos

Program Coordinator, Project Management and Program Support

Jennifer Santos

Jennifer Santos (she/her) serves as a program coordinator on the Program Management and Program Support team at the Carnegie Foundation, where she supports program activities and projects in the Future of Learning strategic portfolio. Prior to her role at the Foundation, Jennifer was a management fellow for the City of Mountain View, where she worked on policy areas such as housing, city-funded childcare, mental health and guaranteed basic income. She also served on the San Josè Mayor’s Office of Land Use and Economic Development team leading community initiatives, creating business associations, and building private-public stakeholder relationships. 

Jennifer is deeply passionate about advocating for equitable systems in her community and the world. She actively mentors students at her alma maters and consults students through Business Brigades, focusing on global issues and building economic opportunities in developing countries.

Jennifer is a National City, California native. She is a first generation college graduate, holding a master’s in business administration from California State University, Monterey Bay and a bachelor’s in sociology and education from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

In her free time, Jennifer loves camping outdoors, cooking, exploring new food places, and traveling with her friends and family.