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Select Experts Parina Parikh she/her Associate Vice President

Parina Parikh is an associate vice president in the Workforce & Regional Economies practice at JFF. She leads JFF’s presence in California, with responsibility for business development and fundraising, cultivating relationships and partnerships, and building workforce and inclusive economic development initiatives.

Her skills and areas of expertise:

  • Business development
  • Partnership development
  • Leadership and group dynamics
  • Program strategy, design, and implementation
  • Apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeship

Before joining JFF, Parikh was vice president of sector initiatives at San Diego Workforce Partnership. She created and executed innovative workforce solutions across San Diego County overseeing a portfolio of over $20 million across 25 funding streams.

Educational background:

  • Dual bachelor’s degrees in economics and learning and organizational change, Northwestern University