Jennifer Chavez Rubio
Senior Program Officer
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Jennifer Chavez Rubio is a Senior Program Officer in the Global Policy & Advocacy division at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Her career in social impact spans the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Previously, she led global and domestic corporate philanthropy and volunteerism for multinational corporations including Lockheed Martin, Medtronic, and Genentech. Before returning to corporate philanthropy, Jennifer served for more than 6 years as a political appointee as part of President Obama's administration. As Director of Gifts and Grants Management at the Peace Corps, she led strategic partnership efforts with corporations, foundations, civic groups, and individuals and directed grantmaking programs to support Volunteer projects around the globe, including First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn initiative to support girls’ education. Prior to Peace Corps, she worked at Silicon Valley Community Foundation and the San Francisco Foundation. Jennifer started her career in education as a bilingual public school teacher in East Palo Alto, CA and Denver, CO. She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Stanford University and a master's degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University where she was also a Colorado Trust Fellow. Jennifer volunteers with Hispanics in Philanthropy and lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband and three young sons.