Jenna McGuire

TDAI Associate Director

Jenna oversees all operations of TDAI, leads outreach and student engagement, and co-leads business development. A Columbus native, she began her career at Ohio State creating news releases and feature stories about research in the life, medical and environmental sciences. She then transitioned into a role as speechwriter and lead science editor for Ohio’s Lt. Governor Lee Fisher and, later, Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee. She has served on several planning committees internally and externally, including the conference planning committee for the National Organization of Research Development Professionals from 2017 to 2019. She specializes in program development and project management. Jenna holds an BA in journalism and an Master of Business Administration, both from Ohio State.