Jennifer Allen, City Strategist Manager

Jennifer leads the City Action Strategist Team—our on-the-ground staff in Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Memphis—and helps lead their work sharing ioby’s powerful resources to support local leaders working for neighborhood change. Prior to joining ioby, Jennifer was the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Trailnet in St. Louis, MO, where she oversaw The Calm Streets Project, built strategic partnerships, and assisted with advocacy campaigns. In Los Angeles, Jennifer was a Policy Associate at Livable Places advocating for affordable housing, transportation options, and quality public spaces for Angelenos. Jennifer holds a Masters of Arts in Urban Planning from UCLA.

Jennifer is committed to making the world a better place and volunteers as part of that practice, including serving as a planning commissioner for the City of St. Louis, and co-leading a campaign to break the schools-to-prison pipeline in St. Louis County. She makes the most of every day by salsa and swing dancing, listening to live music, traveling, and working on fun interior design projects.

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