Jen Tirado

Founder and Principal

with Impact JEDI
New York and Puerto Rico

Jen Tirado, born and raised in the Bronx. Founder and principal of Impact Jedi consulting firm where she works with nonprofits, corporations and the local community in strategy and action planning for social and environmental solutions. She has spent most of her professional career in the sustainability, economic and community development sector. She led the charge of hundreds of young adults and staff and designed innovative programs, including the scale of a local farm/eco-hub model in NYC at Green City Force, an AmeriCorps green service and training program. Other experience and achievement include agriculture research in Iowa, managing farmer’s markets in the Bronx, and studying and implementing permaculture design at Maharishi University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Living. Jen earned a Professional Certificate in Public and International Affairs from Baruch College through the NY Community Trust Fellowship program, was named NYC Food Policy Center’s 40 under 40, earned an Executive Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility from Rutgers Business School. Currently, Jen is actively working in her home island of Puerto Rico to implement the Puerto Rico Climate Corps after the successful completion of a feasibility study. In addition, working with the National Commonwealth Group on economic development interventions on the island. In New York City Jen works with Ideas42 as a Community Coordinator on behavior change campaigns under the Economic Justice portfolio.

 

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