Jennie Taylor Tucker, co-founder
Jennie Tucker is a business-and-bridge-builder. For nearly a decade, Jennie was Director of Client Relations, Asia for the world’s number one wine auction house. She speaks fluent Mandarin and helped ignite the now booming fine and rare wine market in Hong Kong and mainland China.
In 2017, Jennie moved into a consulting role in the wine world and began developing a college counseling mobile app for American high school students. Get on Pointer empowers students to take ownership of their college search and application process. The app soft-launched in January 2018.
In addition to her professional pursuits, Jennie and her dear friend, Suzanne Zoe, are the heads of The Los Angeles Athletic Club’s century-old artist society, The Uplifters.
Jennie holds a BA in East Asian Studies and Chinese Language and Literature from The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.
Suzanne Zoe Joskow, co-founder
Suzanne Zoe Joskow is an artist, storyteller, and producer, living and working in Los Angeles, California. She has a BA in American Studies from Yale University and an MFA in Fine Art from Otis College of Art and Design.
For eight years, Suzanne served as Director of Development for Oscar-winning filmmaker Stephen Gaghan. In this role, she ran Gaghan's production company and helped develop his numerous TV, film, and commercial projects. She has also produced music videos for Warner Bros. records.
In her artwork, Suzanne focuses on the interplay between physical space and social history. She often creates site-specific immersive installations that investigate the neighborhood and community where a piece is installed. Suzanne’s work has appeared throughout the US, including at Yale University, The Bolsky Gallery, The Los Angeles Athletic Club, and as part of the LA Road Concerts.
In addition to her professional pursuits, Suzanne and her dear friend, Jennie Tucker, are the heads of The Los Angeles Athletic Club’s century-old artist society, The Uplifters.
Rena Karefa-Johnson, consultant
Rena Karefa-Johnson is a civil rights attorney, racial justice activist and former student organizer at Harvard Law School. As a law student, Rena organized with the Harvard Ferguson Action Committee, Royall Must Fall and the Reclaim HLS movement whose wins included changing the Harvard Law School shield after unearthing that it was derived from a slaving family's coat-of-arms.
Rena currently works at Youth Represent providing legal services to young people caught in the criminal justice system where she co-founded the Classrooms Not Cages campaign - a $100,000 campaign to get youth off Riker's Island. She received her undergraduate degree in African-American Studies from Yale University.