Doing What MATTERS for Small Business

Jennifer Patel Biography

Jennifer Patel
Small Business
Deputy Sector Navigator

San Diego Region


With over fifteen years in K-14 education, Jennifer has experience in developing curriculum and teaching Business and Entrepreneurship courses, possesses expertise in building pathways from K-12 to community college to university, and shares the vision for the regional Doing What Matters efforts. Jennifer has a unique skillset and commitment to workforce innovation in the Small Business & Entrepreneurship field across the region.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Business Education with a minor in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Teaching. Her work experience includes working in hospitality, retail, marketing, teaching, grant director, and project management.
Jennifer is dedicated to helping connect industry and education. This work will provide students with the skills they need to succeed in today’s economy and businesses with a prepared workforce.

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