2012 NLC Fellow: Jessica Kort

Jessica Kort
Communications and Program Associate, Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego

Jessica works as the Communications and Program Associate at the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego, a resource for philanthropy dedicated to engaging, educating and working with donors and community organizations to achieve charitable goals. At the Foundation, Jessica maintains the organization's publicity, coordinates media relations and client communications as well as collaborates on young adult and teen programs.

Jessica previously served as the Assistant Communications Director of SCHAP, an organization committed to sustainable international development and Program Coordinator at Temple Emanu-El of San Diego. Her background includes nonprofit administration, event planning, graphic design, fundraising and marketing.

Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree in International Studies, Anthropology from University of California, San Diego and her master’s degree in International Conflict Studies from King’s College London.

Though a native San Diegan, Jessica spent many years living abroad, has a soft spot for London and always has her next trip in mind. She occasionally fits in sewing, camping, painting and yoga. She actively participates in the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, Emerging Practioners in Philanthropy and volunteers locally and nationally for Alpha Epsilon Phi.

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