Jane Wilson and Jen Porter Anderson, The Reset Foundation
Jane Wilson, Co-Founder and CEO
Jane is the CEO and co-founder of The Reset Foundation, an organization looking to dramatically transform the U.S. prison system by a new, education-focused model of prison. She began her work in the field by teaching in correctional facilities in San Francisco, Utah, and New York, and then worked on the strategy team of NYC’s Department of Education’s District 79 (Alternative Schools and Programs). She assisted in founding the ROADS Charter High Schools, a network of schools serving overage, under-credited youth, and now serves on their Board of Directors. She also worked as an attorney in the corporate department of Kaye Scholer, LLP. Jane graduated from Stanford in Political Science with Honors in Education, and holds a J.D. and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Columbia. With Jen, she is a 2013 Open Society Black Male Achievement Fellow. She loves to bike.
Jen Porter Anderson, Co-Founder and COO
Jen is the COO of The Reset Foundation, which she co-founded with Jane Wilson in 2012. Jane and Jen were named 2013 Open Society Black Male Achievement Fellows (with Echoing Green) for their work at Reset. Reset’s mission is to dismantle the poverty to prison cycle in America by creating a residential school for sentenced young adults. Prior to Reset, Jen worked at New Profit Inc, a venture philanthropy fund, where she was on the founding team for the Pathways Fund, a $25 million fund intended to scale organizations that work with disconnected youth. She designed an impact assessment strategy for Next Street, a for-profit social enterprise providing advisory services to inner-city businesses, directed operations for an entrepreneurship training and microfinance program, and worked in corporate finance and accounting at two California-based firms. Jen holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a degree in Organizational Behavior magna cum laude from Brigham Young University. An avid jazz singer and foodie, she lives in the Bay Area of California with her husband, Rhett.