Jeanette studied music and business at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, then interned at its local performing arts organization, The Civic Center. Her community outreach and youth education work there inspired her to join the Kennedy Center efforts to make its extraordinary cultural arts programs and performances accessible to everyone.
Jeanette partners with public schools in Washington, D.C., to engage and expose underserved children and families to the organization’s many creative arts workshops and events. She oversees affordable and inclusive youth initiatives that give every community a voice and continue the Kennedy Center’s legacy of learning.
“As a young person coming to the Kennedy Center, there are so many opportunities for growth. Your own ambition, growth, and learning can take you many places, and you can leave a legacy for the future.”
“The Kennedy Center is a great place to work if you’re involved with education but you don’t necessarily want to work in a classroom. Our work in education considers children in a variety of experiences and backgrounds.”