Jenny Chung Mejia is a consultant with experience in community economic development and transactional legal services for nonprofits. She has worked in program expansion, philanthropic fundraising, organizational capacity building, policy development and advocacy, and grasstops coalition building. Jenny specializes in programming and policy for low-income and low-wealth communities and legal services for nonprofit organizations.
Jenny was most recently an Attorney and Program Manager at the Insight Center for Community Economic Development where she supported Building Economic Security for All (BESA), state-based economic security initiatives in California and Mississippi, and legal services programs. At the Insight Center, Jenny helped lead Californians for Economic Security (CFES) and the California Elder Economic Security Initiative (Cal-EESI), California-based economic security policy coalitions comprised of legislators, advocates, direct service providers, and foundations who support policies and programs that build economic security for families, elders, and the communities in which they live.
Jenny also supported legal services program attorneys and nonprofit organizations engaged in community economic development projects, drafted nonprofit corporation documents, and trained legal services program attorneys on issues related to nonprofit development and governance.
Prior to joining the Insight Center, Jenny worked as a paralegal for the Law Offices of Jay B. Koslofsky and Wartelle, Weaver, and Schreiber, attorneys specializing in tenant-landlord litigation.
Jenny received her BA in Legal Studies with a minor in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley and her law degree from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law. Jenny serves on the Board of the Legal Aid Association of California.