Jenny Peck, US Program and Operations Manager
I am excited to be a part of a movement that fights for health equity and develops leaders to transform systems. Health is a human right, not a privilege, and we need empathetic, resilient, and social justice-minded change makers to ensure this belief is being upheld and realized.
Jenny spent the last 12 years living and working in rural Tanzania, East Africa. While working as a Peace Corps Volunteer teaching math and physics at a government secondary school in Tanzania, Jenny saw a need for community development in one of the worst affected areas in the country for people living with HIVAIDS. She stayed in rural Tanzania leading program design and operations of a grassroots organization in Mufindi, Tanzania. She has served as In-Country Director for Mufindi Orphans, organizing and promoting programs advocating for women’s reproductive rights, health rights for children, and care of many of Tanzania’s most vulnerable children. Jenny is committed to social change for the most disenfranchised members of society. She brings an impressive breadth of field experience to GHC where her bilingual cultural liaising brings communities together towards a common goal.
Jenny is currently completing her MPH in Maternal and Child Health from the University of Minnesota and holds a BS in mathematics from the University of Kansas. She is based in New York City.