Jena Baker-Calloway is director of the MSU Detroit Center and MSU Partnerships Office at YouthVille Detroit, University Outreach and Engagement, Michigan State University. Ms. Calloway joined University Outreach and Engagement in 2011 after holding multiple leadership positions across several sectors, including nonprofit, health care, and higher education. As director of the MSU Detroit Center and MSU Partnerships Office at YouthVille Detroit she has responsibility for administration and operations at the MSU Detroit Center and Partnership offices, UOE programming, and community-university partnership development. She has led the expansion of the MSU Science Festival in Detroit (in its second year), hosted pre-college workshops for Detroit youth, and created a pre-college scholarship for Detroit area youth with the generous support of corporate sponsors.
In her role at Michigan State University, Calloway serves as a community advisory member to several community and nonprofit organizations, acts as a grant consultant and reviewer, and is an appointed member of the Wayne State University Institutional Review Board. She is a graduate of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce – Leadership Detroit Class XXXV.
A lifelong Detroiter, Calloway holds both a bachelor of arts degree in sociology and a master’s degree in public health policy and administration from the University of Michigan.