Jenny Petrow

Representative for Colombia and Jamaica

Jenny Petrow recently became the IAF representative for Colombia and Jamaica. She is also a member of the Office of Networks and Strategic Initiatives. For seven years she supported the IAF’s programs in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica. Her prior experience includes positions at the World Bank, where she co-authored the book Raising Student Learning in Latin America, and at the Centre for Development and Population Studies in Washington, DC, where she supported Central America programs. As a Boren Fellow in Recife, Brazil, Jenny carried out research on NGO-grassroots relationships. She holds a master’s degree in International Development Studies with a focus on education and training from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree from Yale University. In her spare time Jenny plays the cello and maracatu, a Brazilian percussive tradition from Recife.