Jena Lee graduated from Whitworth College in Spokane, WA where she majored in Political Studies. During her college years, she focused on issues of poverty, social stratification, global health, and the psychology of prejudice, and she was strongly involved with inner city ministries in Spokane. While at Whitworth she did fundraising from African organizations and established a Student Global AIDS Campaign chapter. Jena now serves as director of Blood:Water Mission, the non-profit organization founded by Jars of Clay to promote clean blood and clean water initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa in response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. She lives in Nashville.