Linda M. Rodríguez
- Executive Director, Global Philanthropy
Linda M. Rodríguez is an Executive Director in Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase & Co. As part of the team that leads the firm’s global workforce development strategy, Linda oversees several youth initiatives, such as JPMorgan Chase’s $17 million investment in summer youth employment, which provides career readiness, skills development and work experiences for thousands of young people in over 20 cities. Linda has also led the development and expansion of The Fellowship Initiative (TFI), a college and career readiness program for young men of color in high school. Recently, Linda led the development of the firm’s philanthropic strategy for supporting opportunity youth, which will be launched in 2020.
Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Linda served as an Assistant Commissioner at the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). DYCD provides oversight for the City’s youth employment services and the nation’s largest out-of-school time (OST) system. Linda started her career in the nonprofit sector and has worked for several leading national workforce and youth organizations including ExpandED, Seedco, and The Posse Foundation.
Linda earned her Master’s degree at the University of Virginia and her Bachelor’s degree at Wesleyan University. As the first person to complete college in her family, Linda is proud to contribute to JPMorgan Chase’s efforts to expand economic opportunities for youth.