Our collaborators bring their best, brightest selves to this work.
Meet our Affiliated Innovators.


We know that in order to do the kind of work we do, we need a team who brings a diverse set of lived experiences, knowledge, skills, and passion to work alongside you. Meet our Affiliated Innovators team:


Jen Mein
Engagement Consultant, Graphic Recorder and Facilitator

Jen is one of our Innovation Managers. She is highly successful in cultivating authentic engagement that invites diversity of perspectives into critical conversations, fosters creativity and innovation, and energizes motivated individuals and groups to experiment with new ways of working, learning, and leading. She is recognized as someone who contributes to the field and honors the integrity of practices within the Art of Hosting and Harvesting Conversations That Matter local and global community. Prior to joining the Future Services Institute team, she served as an internal consultant to University of Minnesota leaders in areas of leadership development, engagement, and campus climate. She has an M.Ed. in Human Resource Development and B.A. in Sociology from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

Playing various board and card games with her family, enjoying a nature walk with friends, practicing graphic recording are just some of the ways Jen spends her free time.