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Jennifer Kelly

Program Officer, Entrepreneurship
Jennifer Kelly

Jennifer Kelly is a program officer – policy in Entrepreneurship for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where she manages a portfolio of grants and programmatic activities designed to improve public policy for entrepreneurs.

Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Kelly was a manager of government relations, where she helped clients in the telecommunications, cybersecurity, and small business spaces advocate for their regulatory and legislative priorities. Kelly has been published in various publications, including the ML Strategies Legislative Update, ML Strategies Viewpoints, and Mintz Insights Center, among others. Kelly started her career in the office of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, where she oversaw communications with his Iowa constituents.

Kelly holds a Master of Arts in congressional and presidential studies from Catholic University of the Americas, as well as a Bachelor of Science in political science from the University of South Dakota.