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Jen Giacchino

Executive Director | Brave Initiatives

I envision a city where technology is built and used to resolve our city's critical issues. To work towards this vision, I run Bravecamps, which trains the next generation of technologists to build mindful technology for problems that they care about in their city."


Undergraduate Degree: North Park University, '11

Fun fact: When ever I get the chance, you will find me skateboarding, wake boarding or snow boarding.

Jen previously worked at Motorola Mobility, A Google Company and Abbott Labs as a member of the HR teams. She spent 5 years working in Talent Acquisition as a part of the recruitment process, hiring top tier tech talent. After volunteering for two years with Citizen Schools, Jen grew deeply passionate about working with underserved communities in Chicago and raising young women to be future change makers. She currently sits on the Illinois Black Women and Girls Advisory Board and was recently listed in "Crain's 20 in the 20's" list. As a North Park University Graduate, she utilizes her philanthropic attitude for individual and community development.