Jennifer Keller Jackson



Grants Manager, National Collegiate Invention & Innovation Alliance (NCIIA)
Amherst, Massachusetts (USA)

Jennifer oversees the National Collegiate Invention and Innovation Alliance (NCIIA) grants programs, totaling about $1.5M annually for faculty and students at 200 universities and colleges. These grants support technology invention, innovation and entrepreneurship, both in the US and abroad.

Jennifer’s background is in nonprofit management and consulting, focused in education and technology. Her experience includes technical proposal writing, program development, and business development. She wrote a concept paper to start a nonprofit and worked to transform another organization into a for-profit company.

She lives in Amherst, MA, after having lived and worked in the Washington, DC area for 20 years. Jennifer grew up overseas in Asia, Africa, and South America and is deeply interested in alternatives to the traditional aid model of international development.

She has a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and also studied at the Univerisité de Montpellier, France.