Jen Durkin is the CEO and Founder of Project Travel. An entrepreneur since 9 years of age, Jen comes from a diverse professional background, spanning from architecture to finance, including operations, management and web development. From her own struggle to afford travel while in college, Jen founded Project Travel to connect the educational travel community and make the process of first-time travel simpler and more accessible. She is passionate about women entrepreneurship and technology and was named one of “9 Hottest Women in Tech” by KillerStartups.com. Jen is a volunteer at Future Founders, a mentor at The Starter League and graduate of the Coolhouse Labs Accelerator Program, The Starter League, Illinois Institute of Art and DePaul University.