Staff Profile – Jenny Desmond

Jenny Desmond
Jenny Desmond

Position at Intercambio: Lafayette Program Director
What are some interesting facts about you?

•             I grew up on a farm
•             I was a corrections officer and a police officer before becoming a mother.
•            My favorite summertime activity is biking, especially singletrack.
What is your favorite book?
I just finished Dreaming in Cuban, which was a fun fictional read-four generations of women, some of whom are still in Cuba and others who’ve abandoned their Cuban ancestry after moving to New York.
What is your favorite movie?
The Power of One. It has been my favorite for 20 years
What is your favorite food?
Anything with cilantro and lime
What is your favorite beverage?
What does your typical Saturday night look like?
On a good weekend- hot date with my hubby.  On a busy weekend, family movie and popcorn with M&Ms at home.
What do you love most about Boulder County?
Lots of diversity, not only cultures but the variety of lifestyle choices, religious beliefs, schools, dress and entertainment options.
My favorite place is:
My bedroom, 6AM, when my family and puppy are all still sleeping.  I love to read, pray and reflect in the stillness.
What do you value most about Intercambio?

Growing friendships between people of different cultural backgrounds that might not know how to do it otherwise.
If I weren’t working at Intercambio,
finished with my Master’s Degree!