Jennifer Venegas

Grants Manager

(505) 557-6080

Jenn Venegas was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Psychology from the University of Dallas. She also obtained her Masters of Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at El Paso where her research focused on substance abuse and child development. She then attended the University of Utah to pursue graduate studies in child psychology and worked in the public schools as a school psychologist. 

Jenn’s fundraising experience began in 2012 when she began working as a grant writer at UT El Paso’s Office of Institutional Advancement. Within 15 months she assumed the role of Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations. In 2014, she took the position of Director of Grants Advancement at Texas Tech University Health Sciences El Paso where she helped to raise over $30 million for the establishment of a dental school. 

Jenn relocated to New Mexico with her husband, who works as a Los Alamos National Laboratory contractor, in 2018. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, Anna, and taking walks with her dogs, Drogo Day Lewis and Billie Dee Kidd.