Jinnie graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 2006 with a BBA and Marketing Concentration.
She began working for the Boys & Girls Clubs at the Lakewood Branch in the summer of 2004 as a work study Program Specialist. The following summer she continued working at the Lakewood Branch, but also interned at the Administrative Service Center in the Marketing Department. This led to her being hired in March 2006 as the Communications & Marketing Assistant. She was promoted to Director of Special Events & Marketing in February of 2007 and then to the position of Director of Marketing and Communications in January of 2008
Jinnie grew up in Soldotna, Alaska, the youngest of five children. She graduated as a valedictorian from Skyview High School before moving down to Tacoma to go to college. While at PLU, she was fortunate enough to participate in two J-term study abroad programs. The first to Ecuador included visiting the Galapagos Islands, Amazon Rainforest and the Andes. In 2006 she was part of the first group from PLU and only 2nd from any university to go to Antarctica. The trip also included stops in Argentina and Chile. Both trips were experiences of a lifetime and were catalyst for her goal of visiting all seven continents. Her senior year she was awarded the PLU School of Business Marketing Student of the Year award. She remains connected to the School and University, serving on the Board for the PLU Business Network, the Alumni Association for the School of Business.
Jinnie’s experiences at PLU and working the summers at the Boys & Girls Clubs have influenced her decision to work for a non-profit organization, in a capacity to give something back for the greater good of the community.