Meet the Team

Jenna Nelson

Pipeline Strategy Analyst

Jenna Nelson is the Pipeline Strategy Analyst for the SDSU Foundation. Jenna is a native of Wilmot, SD, and attended South Dakota State University, where she double majored in mass communications (advertising specialization) and consumer affairs (consumer services management emphasis). Before joining the SDSU Foundation in January 2023, Jenna’s previous roles included serving as the Marketing and Public Relations Manager at Horizon Health Care, Inc., and the Marketing and Communications Specialist at SDSU for seven years. In her position for SDSU, she focused on marketing to nontraditional/online learners and high school dual credit students, as well as the international population. Jenna resides in Brookings with her husband, Tanner, a fellow SDSU alum, and their children: Connor, Harper, and Briar.