Jenna Trethewey

Administrative Coordinator, Notre Dame Poverty Initiative

Why LEO?

"I am excited to be a part of a team creating change to help bring people out of the darkness of poverty. Bringers of light to dark places hold a special place in my heart. I have always rooted for and tried to protect the underdog. Being surrounded by likeminded individuals encourages my deep-seated desire to help those in need. For me, leaving the world a better place than how I found it is the only way to go and the Poverty Initiative, together with LEO, is doing just that."


As the Administrative Coordinator for the Poverty Initiative at Notre Dame, I bring over twenty years of administrative experience to the team. I provide behind-the-scenes logistical support to my team by implementing an effective flow of the day-to-day operations; enabling my team to be focused on our goal to end poverty with greater ease and efficiency. Most recently, I was the founder and designer of a successful jewelry business, pioneering a new, innovative way to turn everyday paper items, such as greeting cards and scrapbook paper, into wearable pieces of art.

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