Jenna Watson is responsible for providing administrative support to the executive director at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). She assists the director in various capacities, including scheduling meetings, arranging travel, and tracking expenses. Watson is also responsible for office organization and maintenance, such as ordering supplies, fielding phone calls, assisting visitors, and helping with other administrative tasks.
Prior to joining PHR, Watson served with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps-FEMA Corps, a national service program that works to strengthen communities and develop leaders through team-based national and community service. As a member of NCCC-FEMA Corps, Watson worked on a team of eight individuals, serving in the Missouri (Kansas City) and Texas (Denton) FEMA offices, as well as at FEMA Headquarters in Washington, DC. Watson and her team provided administrative support for FEMA’s disaster preparedness, response, and recovery projects. For her service, Watson received the Congressional Award and the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
Originally from Washington State, Watson holds a BA degree in anthropology from Wellesley College where her studies focused on biological anthropology, particularly the identification of disease and trauma in human remains.