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Jennifer Riggs

AffiliationWikimedia Foundation
Jennifer Riggs has been the Wikimedia Foundation's Chief Program Officer since April 2009. She is responsible for all non-technical program activities such as volunteer recruitment and public outreach. Jennifer comes to Wikimedia from the American Red Cross Bay Area chapter, where, as Manager of Volunteer Resources, she managed the work of more than a thousand volunteers. Prior to the Red Cross, she was Project Director at the non-profit California School-Age Consortium, where she ran a program of train-the-trainer workshops. Before that, she worked for six years in program administration at the Peace Corps, as a Country Desk Office on the Central America Desk, a Country Desk Assistant on the Pacific Islands Desk, and a Training and Technical Coordinator in Togo, West Africa. She has a B.A. in History with minors in Education and Political Science from New York University.