Jen Hamilton

Room to Breathe Project

Jen Hamilton currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund. She is also the founder of the Room to Breathe Project, an organization whose goal is to empower kids to achieve lifelong success through Social Emotional Learning. Prior to that, she served as a fellow with the Tipping Point Community’s Innovation lab where she was focused on the challenge of bringing the benefits of preschool education to low-income communities. Jen previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Kiva, an online platform for peer-to-peer microfinance. Jen began her career as an entrepreneur, co-founding the Perth Bagel Company while pursuing her Bachelor of Commerce at Queen’s University in Canada. Jen then worked as an investment banker (DLJ, Credit Suisse, UBS) before obtaining her MBA from INSEAD (France & Singapore). This led her to found On The Road Travel, an online resource for independent travelers in Latin America. Jen currently serves as a Board member of Inner Explorer and as a Trustee of Children’s Day School in San Francisco.