Jennie Aranovitch is the senior writer on Achieving the Dream’s marketing and communications team. She comes to ATD with more than 12 years of experience in the field of higher education, having previously served as the senior writer and editor at the University of New England’s Office of Communications. She brings skills in news writing, media relations, long-form narrative, marketing copy, internal communications, web content creation, project management, speech writing, and editing/proofreading to her work at ATD.
Jennie graduated summa cum laude as the class salutatorian from Colby College, where she majored in English. A Rhodes Scholarship finalist, she attended Oxford University in England, where she specialized in Renaissance poetry.
Jennie is a board member of her synagogue and chairs its Communications Committee as well as the Advertising and Marketing Committee for a local nonprofit, the Biddeford Cultural and Heritage Center. She also sits on the nominating committee for the Maine Jewish Hall of Fame.
Jennie is the proud mother of two children and a mini-Australian labradoodle. She lives in Biddeford, Maine, with her husband and family. She enjoys weightlifting, sewing, cooking and baking, learning Yiddish, Jewish folk dancing, historic homes, and pondering difficult grammatical questions.
B.A. (English) | Colby College
Senior Writer and Editor | University of New England
Assistant to the Executive Director | Americans United for Separation of Church and State
How has education changed your life/your family?
My parents, both first-generation college students, instilled in me a love of learning and a deep respect for higher education – not only as a gateway to social and economic mobility but also as a means of personal fulfillment, as a mechanism for questioning norms, and as a key to successfully challenging the status quo. I cannot think of any single factor that has as much power as education to transform lives, and I consider it an honor to work towards the mission of fostering greater equity in access to higher education.