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Jacquelin Giacobbe

Hometown: Hopatcong, NJ

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Jacquelin is a nonprofit professional with more than 12 years of experience in grantwriting, fundraising, and communications. She has a passion for tackling issues at the intersection of equity and sustainability, and believes in building the capacity of the nonprofit sector to create a just future for all. Most recently, she served as the Resource Development Officer of a multi-service  community development and environmental nonprofit called Isles, based in Trenton, NJ. She has worked  in grant development in many issue areas, including environmental justice and health, workforce  development, food insecurity, youth services, housing counseling, community planning, developmental  disabilities, and addiction/counseling services. 

Jacquelin graduated summa cum laude from Villanova University with a BA in Sociology and minors in  English and Women’s Studies. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a Writing Center Tutor. More  recently, Jacquelin completed a Management Certificate at Bucks County Community College, focusing  on time management, productivity, and generational workplace differences. She previously served on  the Yardley Human Relations Commission and is a member of the Puget Sound Grantwriters Association.  

A recent transplant to Seattle, Jacquelin enjoys spending time outdoors on Lake Washington, exploring her new surroundings, and wrangling her household menagerie that includes three cats and a large,  easily excitable sheepadoodle.

What is your hidden talent?

Consistently picking a high-performing March Madness bracket each spring despite knowing *very little* about college basketball.

What punctuation mark would you be and why?

I think I bring exclamation point energy to most interactions.

What is your grammatical pet peeve?

Overuse of the passive voice, especially for informal writing. Active voice is more concise, clearer, and to the point.

What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

Bringing our dog to the local off-leash park so we can watch her excitedly greet (and then politely decline to play with) every other dog she encounters.

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