Jenny Geris

Dissemination Associate

Why LEO?

"I joined LEO because I was inspired to see a giant, audacious goal like ending poverty being addressed in such intentional partnership. LEO leverages what works and brings the spotlight to successes happening in our communities so that we can do better work with those who need it. I am energized by building connections and learning from multiple perspectives and that’s what LEO is all about!"


Jenny helps get the information about the work LEO is doing out to the people who could benefit from it. This means connecting with social service providers, funders, and policymakers in ways that are inviting and actionable. Jenny came to LEO after working with and on behalf of families and children experiencing poverty and homelessness in the Twin Cities area for 15 years. She holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame, as well as a Master’s in Social Work and a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

Phone: 574.631.0632
Office: Jenkins Nanovic 3112