You probably best know Jenny as the Founder and CEO of Imani Collective — a social enterprise + holistic women’s empowerment program in Mombasa, Kenya committed to breaking the generational poverty. Having lived as an integral part of her Kenyan community since 2013, she is committed to the collaborative advancement of equitable opportunity for the friends she works with every day, as well as for marginalized populations world-wide. 

Jenny Nuccio

Expensive Pieces of Paper

Currently pursuing Doctorate of Education with a focus on Social Sustainability (Texas A&M and Texas Tech)

Master’s degree in leadership education and communication (Texas A&M)

Graduate certificate in corporate sustainability and innovation (Harvard Extension School)

Graduate certificate in nonprofit management (Bush School at Texas A&M)

Bachelor’s degree in leadership education and development (Texas A&M)

2020 Stanford Seed Transformation Fellow 

IKEA Social Entrepreneurship East Africa Accelerator 

Acumen Fellow 2020 Top 30 Finalist

2020 SOCAP Scholarship Fellow

2019 Lion’s Den Finalist (Kenya’s version of Shark Tank)

Co-founder, Coach & Dream Alchemist


Top Values:


Authenticity, Transparency, Community, Empowerment, Communication

I had dreadlocks for one month (or really just a very oily head for one month?)

My favorite color is yellow because it just immediately makes me smile and brings me joy. But ironically, I don’t own one piece of yellow clothing.

I only have one recipe memorized: banana bread.

Fun Facts

Professor of Social Work Management and Leadership (CalBaptist University)

Co-founder Sukwa Saddle Blankets

Host of Moxie Podcast

Founder, Meet the Makers

Other Hats Jenny Wears