• Brown in Washington


Spring '19, Public Policy and Behavioral Decision Sciences

Award Year 

Office of Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)

Jenna Knueppel is a tribal member of the Sokaogon Chippewa Community of Mole Lake as well as a descendant of the Bad River Community of Lake Superior Chippewa. She is a third year double concentrator in Public Policy and Behavioral Decision Sciences, influenced by her identities as a first-generation, low-income, and urban Indigenous woman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At Brown, she is the co-coordinator of Natives at Brown and the digital media manager of the Undocumented, First-Generation, Low-Income Student Center. Jenna was also the president of Brown’s QuestBridge chapter and an education and economic research assistant in Providence Public Schools. Her past summer was spent in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission engaging in community conversations about the educational, cultural, and economic development of the Greenwood District. Her dedication to learn about and influence the conditions and systems that affect her communities and other underrepresented peoples makes her excited to engage in community-relevant policy work in Washington D.C. Jenna enjoys all things coffee, music, and urban arts related.