Biography

Jody is the Engagement Program Manager for the Berggruen Institute. In this position, Jody works directly with the Executive Vice President to enhance the Institute’s global reach and influence. She is responsible for the coordination, management, and ideation of the Institute’s governance and public programming events and initiatives. In particular, she manages the Institute’s 21st Century Council and Future of Democracy program as well as its annual Berggruen Prize Gala. She brings nearly a decade of experience working in international affairs with a focus on public diplomacy, economic development, entrepreneurship, and global health. Jody considers herself a global citizen, having lived and worked in the United States, Europe, Africa, and South America. Jody earned a bachelor’s degree in classics from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in international affairs from the George Washington University. She speaks English, Spanish, and Greek.