The strategic vision and action to make the Jewish community of Los Angeles and Southern California thrive
Jocelyn is a passionate and seasoned community builder, coach and facilitator. With over ten years of professional experience in the Jewish community, Jocelyn currently supports leaders as they build their ventures and programs to create a more vibrant, just, and inclusive future. Previously, Jocelyn helped thousands of teens and young professionals develop their leadership skills and explore their identity and connection to Jewish life.
Prior to UpStart, Jocelyn served as the Senior Director for Young Adult Engagement at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, where she worked on strategy and program implementation for YALA (Young Adults of Los Angeles). Additionally, she served as the Atid Director at Sinai Temple and as St. Louis Program Director for BBYO.
While at BBYO, she participated in BBYO’s Professional Development Institute, where she earned her MBA from Indiana University and her master’s in Jewish Liberal Studies and Certificate in Informal Jewish Education from Hebrew College. Additionally, Jocelyn is a Certified Professional Coach through iPEC.
Jocelyn recently expanded her social network when she and her husband, DJ, adopted their puppy, Sassafras, a Bernedoodle that closely resembles a Muppet. Jocelyn can often be found exploring farmers’ markets, dog parks, and new restaurants. She loves concerts, theater, and traveling, and seeks any opportunity to gather with her friends and family who are spread across the world.