Jennifer Guzman

Program Manager, Human Rights

Jennifer Guzman is a Program Manager for the Human Rights team at Vital Voices Global Partnership, focusing primarily on Latin America and the Caribbean. Her role primarily includes overseeing the implementation of the Justice Institute on Gender-Based Violence, an international training program focused on facilitating the creation of a holistic and victim-centered response to addressing violence against women.  To date, Jennifer has helped implement 14 Justice Institutes in nine different countries. She also supports critical partnerships supporting work to end gender-based violence around the world with partners such as the Avon Foundation for Women, Airbnb, Uber and the Eurasia Foundation.

Jennifer completed her Master of Public Service (MPS) degree at the University of Arkansas’ Clinton School of Public Service. Prior to joining Vital Voices in Washington, DC, Jennifer spent time working in Siem Reap, Cambodia, where she conducted an evaluation of the Lotus Kids’ Club, a program that uses holistic education to prevent future cases of human trafficking and exploitation among some of the poorest families in the region. Prior to her graduate studies, Jennifer worked at a local elementary school, where she taught French and Spanish to children ranging from pre-K to the fifth grade. Previously, she had an internship with the Criminal Intelligence Branch of the U.S. Marshals Service. Jennifer graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with degrees in International Studies and French.

Favorite quote?

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.