Over the past year, it’s been my pleasure to partner with Jennie, a powerhouse networker and leader whose skills were instrumental to the success of our project. Jennie’s organization, Tarbuton, was chosen in a selective application process to bring a Hackathon to the San Diego area. An excellent storyteller and pitch woman, Jennie easily convinced the selection committee that her organization and city were ripe for this opportunity. Throughout the planning and execution of the events, Jennie leveraged her strong relationship-building skills to cultivate impressive numbers of participants and partners. She went above-and-beyond the requirements for the program, running additional events of her own design and creating an engaging video of the Hackathon pitches, all while seamlessly balancing her baseline responsibilities. I loved experiencing Jennie’s enthusiasm for the project and care for her constituents each time we communicated.