Meet our Founder
Jennifer Alexander Monzón is a Social Entrepreneur who delights in creating products and services that make the world a better place. Family ties to Guatemala inspired her to transform her passion for delicious artisan coffee into a force to end chronic childhood malnutrition in Guatemala's coffee-growing communities. Prior to founding Chapín, Jennifer studied Economics and French at Northwestern University, sharpened her finance skills as an Analyst with Citadel Investment Group, earned her M.B.A. in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago Booth, and worked with large consumer product companies on initiatives ranging from innovation and consumer insights to organizational structure and marketing strategy as a Consultant with The Boston Consulting Group.
After cultivating a strong foundation in analytics and business strategy, she collaborated on a series of new ventures ranging from launching a non-profit arts organization to creating and leading health and wellness programs. This cornucopia of experiences has served as the perfect training ground for her work with Chapín Coffee. A thought leader in the Chicago business community, she has spoken about social impact and entrepreneurship at the Allowance for Good 2015 Global Philanthropy Summit, the Evanston Start-up Showcase Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, and as part of the Sum + Substance Tour hosted by Conscious Company Magazine.
Jennifer is a lover of nature and believes that it has immense power to restore body, mind, and spirit. When not working you can find her running along Chicago’s beautiful lakefront path, meditating under a tree in Lincoln Park, or exploring new cultures and landscapes around the world. Her latest new adventure is swimming, biking, and running her way around the Midwest as a competitive age group triathlete.