Jera, based in Columbus, joined CFAES in April, 2016. Jera has worked for The Ohio State University since April 2014, first as the International & Graduate Affairs Fellow in the Moritz College of Law. Prior to that, she served as a development officer at several nonprofit organizations in Ohio and Missouri.
She is responsible for major gift fundraising for the Community Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources, and Family & Consumer Sciences program areas of Ohio State Extension.
Jera earned her BA and MPA degrees from Kent State University. She holds a JD as well from Washington University in St. Louis and is pursuing an MBA from Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business.