Updated March 24 at 6:27pm

Jennifer Canole

Associate director of development –

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Jennifer Canole


Associate director of development –

Trinity Repertory Company

Age: 35

Why did you select your profession?

I’ve been involved in the arts since I was a kid. … I definitely wanted to work in a regional theater, but I’d never thought about working in development. … After a few conversations, I quickly realized that working in development was a perfect marriage of my interests and my abilities.

Where do you see yourself professionally in 10 years?

Continuing to support the arts community and ensuring access to the arts for young people.

What’s the best career advice you’ve ever been given?

Be driven, find opportunities, but don’t trample on people to be successful. … Take the time to help others and build positive relationships along the way.

What advice would you give your 22-year-old self?

Trust in yourself and have more adventures!

What one thing in your professional life would you like a do-over on?

I’ve been pretty happy with it so far! •


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