Jenny Russell
jenny_russellJenny Russell serves as the Director of Development Policy and Advocacy and leads Save the Children’s advocacy on the post 2015 framework in the US. Ms. Russell also manages Save the Children’s work on U.S. foreign assistance reform and aid effectiveness.  Ms. Russell has over eighteen years of experience in political advocacy, coalition building, implementation, and evaluation of issue campaigns for development and humanitarian organizations. Most recently, she served as the Advocacy Director of the Enough Project at the Center for American Progress, developing and implementing advocacy strategies focused on U.S. policy on Sudan peace and security, conflict minerals, and efforts to end atrocities by Lord’s Resistance Army in Central Africa.  Previously, Ms. Russell launched Habitat for Humanity’s first advocacy campaign and worked with Catholic Relief Services to develop advocacy strategies and trainings.  Ms. Russell also led an evaluation of CARE’s advocacy in Sudan and Afghanistan over ten years, among other positions.  She has overseas work experience in Sudan, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Haiti, Swaziland, and Central America.  Ms. Russell holds a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University.