By the time she was 18, Jenna Ghibaudy had founded two community service organizations.
After years of volunteering in homeless shelters in her hometown of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Ghibaudy noticed that most shelters were lacking in intellectual stimulation for its residents. In 2011 she founded ‘Zines from Teens, a community service organization that promotes education and literacy among the homeless through the collection and monthly distribution of books and magazines to local homeless shelters. More than 2,500 books were delivered, and two homeless shelters constructed libraries from the donations she initiated.
When Ghibaudy moved to Tampa to attend USF, she discovered that Tampa has the highest rates of human trafficking in Florida. In 2015, she founded Free the Bay, a community service organization that raises funds and awareness to prevent human trafficking in Tampa. She is in the process of planning a 5K run and various activities and events throughout the area for Free the Bay.
Her leadership skills interested Bank of America, who selected Ghibaudy as one of their five student leader interns out of 400 prospects. She held an internship with Bank of America last summer, where she gained professional experience and attended a leadership summit in Washington D.C.
A resident of the Bulls Business Community and a member of the Business Honors Program, Ghibaudy has immersed herself into the USF family. She is a consultant in the Business Communications Center, where she helps business students develop ideas and writing skills. She was accepted into the Muma Leadership Program where she is working toward a Professional Development Certificate. Such involvement caught the eye of AXA Advisors on campus. She was recently selected as one of 12 students for AXA’s Inaugural Leadership and Professional Sales Development Program at USF.
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Jenna Ghibaudy continues to amaze me with her achievements. involvements, and humility. I feel so blessed to have met this young lady this year; she is such a joy to be around. Please vote for her to get Most Remarkable because is truly desires it and more. I will be on the VoteForJenna campaign this year! 🙂
I have known Jenna for a very long time now and I have seen her perform incredible fears in the 3 years I have known her. She goes above and beyond for her friends, her family, and her career. If anyone deserves this, it’s Jenna.
Jenna’s work ethic and accomplishments continue to amaze and inspire me! Jenna is very driven and goal-oriented, but my favorite aspect of her personality is her sense of community, her desire to always pay it forward and to always give back to those around her.
Jenna is one of the kindest and most compassionate people I have met and as her peer and fellow Hamilton Scholar, it is with the utmost honor that I highly recommend her. She is dedicated and a fierce force to be reckon with. This is a remarkable young woman who will go places!
Jenna’s Bio. supports her tireless efforts for impacting any community in which she lives. It’s clear she has a heart for her Brothers and Sisters and ultimately for God.
When Jenna was a toddler her elderly, frail great-grandmother visited for a few days. I watched in amazement as that very small girl spontaneously and repeatedly guided the elder’s walker and performed other perceptive, loving acts. As Jenna has grown and developed so many of her other abilities, she has continued to express and act on that intrinsic compassion. Now she energetically combines that ability to perceive problems that need attention with an exceptional set of intellectual and leadership skills.