Jordan benShea is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley where she studied Mass Communications with an emphasis in Business Administration and Journalism. With a lengthy strategic communications background, Jordan grew up with an avid appreciation for giving back and began to tie her professional experience with her passion for engagement in the nonprofit world. Jordan has served as a lead on multiple nonprofit boards and has spearheaded several board initiatives including chairing governance and development committees. She has also completed a seven-month 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 development 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. Jordan lives in Santa Barbara, California with her dog, chickens, and beehives, enjoys a good book, and loves exploring nature with friends and family.