Jenny Donegan was born in Indianapolis, IN during the summer of LOVE, 1967. After graduating from Mississinewa High School with honors she hit the road for California in her VW Bug, Mavis. Spending the first 10 years on the Monterey Bay Peninsula, living with her mother, she completed her AA in Business Administration and was President of the Business Club and Honor Society at Monterey Peninsula College.
Early in her career she pursued education, specifically Graphic Arts and Printing Occupations, working for the Mission Trails Regional Occupational Center in Monterey, CA. She went on to teach Computers and Digital Imaging at Pacific Grove High School in Pacific Grove, CA. Jenny then returned to school and received her Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications, Multi-Media and Applied Computing with honors.
Her career in higher education began at Hartnell College here she taught Photoshop classes and worked full-time as an Instructional Technologist where she worked for 6 years and pioneered the Distance Education Program and Distance Learning Classrooms. She most enjoyed engaging the instructors, leading the teacher training workshops and integrating technology across the campus.
She worked with poet and educator Maria Tabor Tuetch, who was her mentor and collaborated on projects such as the Literary Journal, Ping Pong published by the Henry Miller Memorial Library in Big Sur. Jenny served as the Creative Director of this yearly publication for 2 years. Her poem Marin My Marin was published in the Ping Pong Journal in 2015, and is published online at JenMarin.com.
Jenny is a member of the Bloomington Writers Guild and looks forward to growing with the group in the coming years through participation in writing workshops and creating opportunities for artists to market themselves. She has a passion for supporting artists of all genres, allowing them to flourish and grow in an authentic way. She continues to lead workshops on using technology as an organizational and marketing tool.
Jenny enjoys offering yoga to the community through workshops and classes. You can learn more about her yoga and philosophy at www.innerhiking.com
Her activism and spirit really shine when she is spinning tunes at WFHB Community Radio, once a week on her show BeachHouseMuzik as DJ JenMarin, where the "Second Sixties Revolution is Fidelicized!" email
She has helped mount art shows for local artists, and planned events for local nonprofits. At the BPP, she worked as Public Relations Director, taught theatre classes, and helped plan the first Gala to celebrate the theater's 25th anniversary.
She has also worked as a publicist for rock paper scissors inc, a local world music PR firm, and VSCpr, one of the top tech PR agencies in the Bay Area.
As founder and editor of online magazine Women with Guts, she has worked with writers looking to tell stories about the gutsy women in their lives - literally and figuratively. Rachael has earned a BA in Music (Voice) from DePauw University and a Masters in Art Education from Indiana University. She is currently events and communications director at Middle Way House. email