Jennifer Ancona

Board Member

Jennifer Ancona

Jennifer spent her formative years in rural South Carolina and had the opportunity to work amongst film in college. As a student forming her opinions of the world, she became interested in this medium and its impact on her life, her future, and her perspective.

Though her interest in art was strong, Jennifer’s natural skill set was in business. After earning her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she moved to Columbus, OH to begin her financial services career with a Fortune 500 company. Following her passion for work to reflect her values, Jennifer moved to California to exclusively work with family owned, investment advisory firms. This allowed continued growth in her career while also affording her the time to make philanthropic contributions to her community.

Since moving to California in 2007, Jennifer co-founded Red Scissors Alliance (RSA), a non-profit organization that allowed graduates with foreign exchange experience to develop community-specific, microfinance programs in their host countries.  Jennifer has also volunteered with local non-profits including Guide Dogs for the Blind and the Not For Sale campaign. After spending time in Oakland, she connected with CineSource magazine and volunteered as an editorial assistant.

Jennifer is an avid hiker, novice sailor and rivals Cesar Milan in dog whispering. She lives in a communal home in Oakland and strives to be an active community member.

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