Jenna Knapp ’10 is the director of Nueva Esperanza, a nonprofit in San Salvador that awards college scholarships to youth in marginalized urban communities who demonstrate a commitment to local peace-building efforts. She is also the cofounder of Proyecto Cuéntame, a creative writing initiative that allows those in El Salvador's youth detention centers to process and share their stories. A 2007 Experiencing the World Fellowship recipient, she studied international peace as both a graduate and undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame, with the Kellogg Institute for International Studies funding an internship in Uganda and two research projects in El Salvador. Knapp received the Institute’s Considine Award, which recognizes outstanding student contributions to the study of or service to the Catholic Church in Latin America, in 2010.
The Considine Award (2010)