Jennifer Allen is a Senior Vice President at the League of Conservation Voters where she leads LCV’s Community and Civic Engagement department. She joined LCV in 2013 to develop Chispa (“spark” in Spanish), a national community organizing program that builds the capacity of Latino families to influence policy makers and pressure polluters to protect communities’ rights to clean air and water, healthy neighborhoods and a safe climate for generations to come.
She is the board chair of Las Adelitas Arizona, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to promoting Latina civic participation and encouraging Latinas and other women of color to run for public office. In 2001, Jennifer founded the Border Action Network where she served as the Executive Director for a decade influencing border policy both in Arizona and nationally. Known across Southern Arizona and nationally for her astute political advice, she serves on the board of directors of GreenLatinos and on the City of Tucson’s Commission on Climate, Energy and Sustainability.