Jennie Wood is Associate Director of Development at the American Academy. In this role, Jennie uses her writing, fundraising, and research experience to provide a wide range of support.
Prior to joining the Academy, Jennie worked as a writer and editor for Pearson Education. She is the creator of the critically acclaimed, award-winning Flutter graphic novel series. Featured in The New York Times, Boston Globe, and on Law & Order: SVU, Flutter has been named one of The Advocate’s best LGBT graphic novels of the year, a Barnes & Noble book of the month, an INDIEFAB Book of the Year finalist, and a Virginia Library Association Diversity Honor Book. Jennie is also the author of the YA novel, A Boy Like Me, which is a Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist, an INDIEFAB Book of the Year finalist, and one of Foreword Reviews' 10 Best Indie YA novels for 2014. She is an ongoing contributor to The New York Times best-selling, award-winning FUBAR anthologies. Her work can also be seen in several anthologies, including The New York Times best-selling, Eisner award-winning Love is Love, and the Harvey-nominated 27, A Comic Anthology. She holds a BFA from The Theatre School at DePaul University.