Jennifer Humke
Senior Program Officer Journalism & Media
MacArthur Foundation

Jennifer Humke is a Senior Program Officer in the Journalism and Media Program at the MacArthur Foundation. Through her grantmaking, she supports organizations and activities that encourage and train individuals and groups, particularly young people and those from historically marginalized communities, to use participatory media tools, platforms, and practices to contribute to public dialogue and help shape culture and policy. Previously, she served as a Program Officer for MacArthur’s Digital Media and Learning Program, a 10-year, $200 million initiative aimed at re-imagining learning for the digital age. Prior to her tenure with MacArthur, Jennifer worked in the Communications Office at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and for three years she served as the Communications Manager for an international human rights NGO in Kampala, Uganda, that trained human rights activists from countries in conflict how to identify and document gender-specific human rights abuses in war. She has a joint MA from the School of International Service and the School of Communications at American University and a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently serves on the Board of Young Chicago Authors, a Chicago-based arts education nonprofit; the Board of the Impact Guild, a new global membership organization designed to connect, empower and activate people who use media, technology and popular culture for social good and healthy democracies; and the Harmony Labs Narrative Observatory Advisory Board.