Jeannette Rubio is an administrative professional with extensive experience in grant and non-profit organizations and a love for children. A mother of three originally from the Big Apple, she moved to South Florida in search of warmer weather and has since been a Florida resident for over 20 years.
While implementing an outreach and advocacy program for migrant farm worker families, Jeannette realized that not enough was being done to help give those children a functional and fulfilling life. She was inspired to work with special needs children in multiple capacities, so she helped found a private school for underprivileged and developmentally-delayed children. Through tutoring, occupational therapy, summer camps, and extracurricular activities these children flourished, with many going on to graduate from high school and college.
Understanding our relationship with the environment spurred Jeannette’s passion for preserving and protecting our natural resources. Her love for children sparked a desire to be a vital part of the effort to provide a healthy environment and sustainable world for future generations, bringing her to the Everglades Foundation.
In her spare time, Jeannette enjoys cooking, music and singing, traveling, playing with her two dogs, and volunteer work with her two younger children.