Jenny Deady

Executive Assistant and Team CoordinatorInnovation, The Rockefeller Foundation

Jenny Deady is an Executive Assistant & Team Coordinator for Innovation at The Rockefeller Foundation. She joined the Foundation in 2011 as an Administrative Assistant for the Research & Strategic Insights team where she managed Foundation wide access to various research tools, databases, and subscriptions. Currently, Jenny supports the New Frontiers & Data Science Initiatives through logistics, planning, and event coordination. She is deeply skilled at working cross-functionally and helping develop procedures that assist the Innovation team in being more effective in their work.

Before joining the Foundation, Jenny was a theater stage manager assisting with all live production-related elements. She has worked with many renowned theater companies around the world including the Gate Theater in Dublin, Steppenwolf Theater company in Chicago, and The Irish Arts Center in New York City.

Jenny also has a strong passion for promoting wellbeing through the practices of yoga, energy therapies, meditation, breath-work, and somatic healing. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama & Theater Studies and Classical Civilization from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in Ireland.