Jennifer Sirangelo leads National 4-H Council in its mission to increase investment and participation in high-quality 4-H positive youth development programs.
Sirangelo, who joined Council in 2006 to grow support for America’s largest youth development organization, is focused on supporting leadership development for nearly six million young people through programs in science, agriculture, health and citizenship. In science, 4-H’ers complete five million projects annually. Nearly 100,000 young people participate in the world’s largest youth-led science challenge, 4-H National Youth Science Day.
Sirangelo is currently leading the largest brand and alumni activation initiative in 4-H history, the Grow True Leaders Campaign, in partnership with America’s land-grant universities and Cooperative Extension System as well as the United States Department of Agriculture. In 2017, Sirangelo, was selected to represent 4-H in Fast Company's annual list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business for its work to empower youth with the skills needed for life today and their careers tomorrow.
A Missouri native, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and political science from William Jewell College, a Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse University and attended St. Peter's College at Oxford University. As an undergraduate, she was recognized as a Harry S. Truman Scholar.
Sirangelo currently serves on the boards of AgriCorps and Imagine Science.