Delaney, Jodi

Committee: Nancy Hewitt, Margaret Marsh, Jennifer Jones
Post-MA Employment/Education: Chief Development Officer, The Youth Policy Institute
Thesis/Practicum: Thesis: Monsters and Angels: Discourse and Counter-Discourse on Stepmothers in the United States, 1830-1860

Jodi Delaney has raised funds for and managed numerous large-scale initiatives for over 20 years. Most recently Los Angeles Program Director at the Trust for Public Land, she spent six years in the administration of New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, in both the Economic Development Department and Department of Cultural Affairs. She was also Executive Director of New Mexico’s statehood centennial, a wide-ranging commemoration that involved over 300 projects among diverse communities in 33 counties, as well as the establishment of the Centennial Children’s Legacy Fund. Jodi’s career began as Development Director at Dance Theater Workshop and Dancing in the Streets in New York, where she raised funds from government, corporations, foundations and individuals to support the work of hundreds of artists, including youth and family programming. Jodi lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children