Alan Jenkins, Executive Director of The Opportunity Agenda previously served as Director of Human Rights at the Ford Foundation, managing grant making in the United States and eleven overseas regions. He has also served as Assistant to the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice. Prior to that, he was Associate Counsel to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., where he defended the rights of low-income communities facing exploitation and discrimination.
Alan serves on the Board of Trustees of New York Public Radio and the Board of Governors of the New School for Public Engagement, and is a Founding Co-Chair of the American Constitution Society’s Project on the Constitution in the Twenty-First Century. Alan holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an M.A. in Media Studies from The New School University, and a B.A. in Psychology and Social Relations from Harvard College.
A high resolution picture of Alan is available here.