Jenna is a strategic, creative and proven economic and community development professional with 18 years of experience managing large teams and projects that deliver public/private real estate transactions as well as developing and implementing policies and programs spanning affordable housing, active transportation, open space, small business assistance, and urban design – with a track record of successful implementation.
Before joining the Trifiletti Team in 2019, Jenna was Executive Officer for Transit Oriented Communities for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). In this role she managed a team of 30 that included Metro’s Joint Development, First/Last Mile Planning and Systemwide Design programs as well as the development of the $5.5 M Union Station Master Plan and implementation of redevelopment activities at and around Union Station. She launched and managed Metro’s Transit Oriented Communities Demonstration Program and affordable housing policies which have become models for how transit agencies across the nation engage with community development, land use and affordable housing.
Prior to Metro Jenna spent seven years at the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA), most recently as Chief of Strategic Planning and Economic Development. She began her career with roles at a nonprofit affordable housing developer as well as on the Housing and Business team of former Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn.
Jenna holds a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a BA in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley. She is bi-lingual in English and Spanish.
Outside the office, she’s brought her expertise to bear for additional community commitments, including five years as Assistant Chair of ULI’s Public Private Partnership National Product Council, and is a former Public Director for the Los Angeles Chapter of the AIA. In 2020 she will serve as a mentor through the ULI GROW program. Her work has been recognized and awarded by colleagues in land use and planning, with recent recognition including: