We are delighted to announce that Jennifer Shipp has joined the Heising-Simons Foundation as general counsel. Jennifer will oversee the Foundation’s legal affairs and provide expertise and guidance for its strategy development, grant making, contracting, governance, and other areas.

A member of the Bar in both the New York and California, Jennifer has a long history of providing legal expertise in multi-national law firms, and in philanthropy. Prior to joining the Heising-Simons Foundation, Jennifer was senior counsel at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, where she provided legal support for the Global Development and Population program, and managed legal issues for the grants management and information technology teams.

Previously, Jennifer worked at Arabella Advisors focusing on legal and programmatic issues with a variety of fiscally sponsored projects, and prior to Arabella, she worked at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, both with the Children, Families, and Communities program and the Office of the General Counsel.

Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree from Emory University, a law degree from Howard University School of Law, and a master’s degree in public policy from University of California, Berkeley. She is originally from Connecticut, but has enjoyed living in the Bay Area for many years.

You can find Jennifer’s bio here.