A long-time resident and activist in New York City’s Chinatown, Jenny is the first Chinese-American elected as a Democratic District Leader in the Chinatown/Lower East Side area, a party position that she has held since 1995. She is a Vice Chair of the New York State Democratic Committee. In these roles, Jenny has established relationships with key community leaders and elected officials at local, state and federal levels to bridge the communication and understanding of the needs of the community where she lives, works and volunteers. Jenny received a number of recognitions and awards for her leadership in her professional and community volunteer work.
Jenny serves as the Board Chair of the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) whose mission is to improve the quality of life of Chinese Americans in New York City by providing access to services, skills and resources toward the goal of economic self-sufficiency and integration into the American mainstream. With an annual budget of over $120 million, CPC is the largest multi-social service non-profit agency in the Asian community on the East Coast. Founded in 1965 by a few civic minded community activists as the first social service agency to serve Chinese-Americans in New York, CPC currently serves over 8,000 clients each day with over 70 programs in 32 locations throughout New York City. CPC’s services include: child care, youth service, workforce development, senior services, housing, home attendant service, family counseling, and walk-in multi-service centers.
Jenny is a banker by profession. She is the manager of operations at JPMorgan Chase’s Global Philanthropy, where she helps to execute the firm’s philanthropic mission of building vibrant and sustainable communities across the globe. She leads a team that supports the firm’s philanthropic giving activities with an annual global charitable giving budget of over $150 million. In her over 24-year career at JPMorgan Chase, Jenny held a number of leadership roles in various businesses in the firm.
Jenny has a B.A. in Applied Mathematics and Management Sciences from Yale University. Jenny and her husband, Darrell, have a 9-year old son, Matthew.