Jenny Achilles

Director of Partnerships & Programs
Trellis Foundation

Jenny joined Trellis Foundation (then Trellis Company/TG) in 2013 with nearly a decade of higher education service in various capacities, including student affairs and study abroad advising. Jenny serves on the Central Texas Education Funders Network steering committee and as co-chair for the Grantmakers for Education Data Impact Group. She previously served on the Membership Committee for the National Scholarship Providers Association from 2015-2017. She also leads the board of directors for a nonprofit dance and wellness studio in Austin.

Jenny has 7 years of experience in grantmaking focused on college affordability and postsecondary completion for low-income and historically marginalized populations, as part of a team awarding more than $15 million.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in communication from Lamar University and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in journalism and public policy, with a focus on nonprofit studies.



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