Jordan benShea is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley where she studied Mass Communications with an emphasis in Business Administration and Journalism. After college, she began in client relations and moved on to oversee marketing departments in industries ranging from email marketing to biometrics, and from there founded her strategic communications consultancy. Jordan grew up with an avid appreciation for giving back and began to tie her strategic communications experience with her passion for engagement in the nonprofit world. She has served as a lead on multiple nonprofit boards and has spearheaded several board initiatives including chairing governance and development committees. Jordan has also completed a Board Leadership Institute program covering topics including board service, strategic planning, development and fundraising, board/CEO partnership, ethical legal/financial literacy, and governance oversight, and regularly participates in nonprofit workshops and educational courses. As an animal lover and advocate, she brings to the VIN Foundation an appreciation for the animal-veterinarian bond, a strategic communications approach to nonprofit leadership, and a commitment to help improve the veterinary profession through tangible support for colleagues. With a firm belief that our stories are our strength and unique differentiators, her latest passion project of producing and co-hosting the VIN Foundation’s Veterinary Pulse podcast is centered around veterinary colleagues connecting through sharing their journey in the profession and finding ways to innovative solutions to challenges. Jordan lives in Santa Barbara, California with her dog, chickens, and beehives enjoys a good book and loves exploring nature with friends and family.