Director of Community Engagement
Born and raised in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee, Jennifer Reed-Martinez received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. After college, she interned at a residential children’s home called Wears Valley Ranch, and it was there that she fell in love with teaching and working with students from underserved communities. Jennifer would eventually move to Fort Worth, TX to pursue a Masters in Education. More recently, Jennifer taught high school English for six years at the North East Independent School District in San Antonio, TX.
Jennifer is currently the Director of Community Engagement for Musical Bridges Around the World, designing and oversee development of programs such as the Musical Sprouts educational concert series and curriculum program and Golden Age concert series for seniors. Jennifer is passionate about supporting young adults in recovery by volunteering at Comfort Cafe, and she enjoys traveling, seeing live music, reading, kayaking, gardening, and spending time with her husband, Angel, and her three boys, Gabriel, Joseph, and Benjamin.