Rodriguez leads the Laboratory’s advancement strategy and team in support of JAX’s mission to improve human health.
Gina Rodriguez leads the Laboratory’s advancement strategy and team in support of JAX’s mission to improve human health. Gina Rodriguez Joined The Jackson Laboratory as vice president of advancement in March 2023 where she leads the advancement strategy to support JAX's mission and goals.
Rodriguez is responsible for oversight of the advancement team to identify and manage all donor and partner relationships to build a robust pipeline for the Laboratory. With over 20 years of fundraising experience in established not-for-profit organizations, Rodriguez has played a lead role in six campaigns which have collectively raised over $900 million. She joins the Laboratory from her previous role as Shedd Aquarium’s first chief development officer, overseeing development programs and staff and leading the growth of philanthropic support. Prior to Shedd, Rodriguez served as chief advancement officer for the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, where she oversaw strategy for the completion of the school’s multi-million-dollar capital and endowment campaign. Earlier in her career Rodriguez held the positions of annual corporate and foundation gifts officer at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, director of institutional advancement at the Ancona School in Chicago, and membership officer at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego.
Rodriguez graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts in French literature and minor in computer science.