Shenay Jeffrey has been appointed director of the Office of PittServes, effective July 5.
In this role, she is responsible for creating strategic community initiatives to develop students' civic engagement experiences. In her previous role as the office’s assistant director and outreach coordinator, Jeffrey was responsible for establishing and maintaining university partnerships with various Pittsburgh neighborhoods.
Jeffrey was born in Georgetown, Guyana, and attended secondary school in Nassau, Bahamas. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in health information management from Pitt’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences in 2010 and a master’s degree in public management from the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University. She also is a doctoral candidate at Pitt's School of Education, with a focus on student civic engagement experiences.
Jeffrey has held various leadership positions in regional organizations such as chapter president of the Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh, public policy and advocacy board chair of PUMP, and board chair of New Voices for Reproductive Justice. She also has received several awards including the Iris Marion Young award for Social Justice from Pitt’s Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies Program and a Western PA Rising Star award. She was named a Pittsburgh Magazine 2021 40 Under 40 honoree in 2021 and was also featured in the American Dream series in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which focused on immigrant contributions to Pittsburgh.