Jenny Pacanowski

Poet, Veteran Transition Specialist

Jenny Pacanowski is a poet. Most recently, she has performed at the Lincoln Center Atrium, The New York Cultural and Ethical Society, Poetic License: Kicking down Doors, LaGuardia Community College Veteran Week and Aquila [email protected] GK arts center. 

In addition, she collaborates, curates and performs her writing with The Lucid Body House, Poetic Theater Productions, Bedlam Outreach, Military Resilience Project, Veteran Arts Showcase at the FDR library. 

Jenny is a veteran transition specialist with Intersections International a national organization based out of New York City. She is a facilitator for the Military Cultural Competency Program. In this program, Jenny educates organizations on Military culture and the re-integration process of our nation’s service members. She discusses the reasons why investing and hiring veterans can improve the transition for the veteran and their family as well as being profitable for the company. The curriculum, Jenny utilizes can help organizations with veteran employee retention, student veteran graduation and retention rates, create a culturally competent and diverse work environment.

Jenny Pacanowski is a public speaker that has presented at Ithaca College, Syracuse University, National Association of Social Workers, CUNY and many more universities, colleges and venues across the country. She uniquely intertwines speaking, poetry and images to engage any audience. 

Jenny continues to facilitate writing workshops for veterans and their families at the Dietrich Theater, Vet2Vet NY and other locations around New Jersey. She empowers veterans to write and share their experiences cultivating creativity, reigniting camaraderie and building community. During the writing workshops with the family members of the veteran, their often silent voice and struggle is amplified and supported. 

Jenny Pacanowski’s goal is to help veterans and civilians by healing the wounds of war and military culture through the arts.  She hopes by creating smoother reintegration programs; it will facilitate lowering the suicide, homelessness and addiction epidemics that plague our veterans.