Director of Content and Strategic Engagement
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation

Jennifer Petrela is the Director of Content and Strategic Engagement at the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, where she is responsible for the design and delivery of a demand-driven, user-centered program of thought leadership and knowledge-sharing. She came to the Foundation after eight years as a writer and editor for multilateral development banks and academic and government bodies. Prior to that, she worked for five years in the corporate affairs arm of an international labour union. Jennifer Petrela has worked and studied in Brazil, France, the United States, and the Philippines. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in the history of the developing world from McGill University and a Master’s of Science in environmental health from Université de Montréal.