Jack Dokken

Assistant Director, Grants Services

Jack graduated from William & Mary with a BA in German Studies as well as a BA in Global Studies with a concentration in European Studies. During his time at university, he spent time studying abroad in the German cities of Potsdam and Berlin. Prior to joining CAF America, he held internships with the Library of Congress and the non-profit Cultured Kids.

What inspires me to do what I do: Being able to play my part in helping organizations around the world to create a positive impact in their communities.

Nicknames: Jack. A former coach called me “Dokes” for a bit, but that never really caught on (thankfully)

Book that moved me: The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy

A person I’d love to meet: Megan Rapinoe and Michelle Obama

Likes: Good food, soccer, dogs, lounging on the beach

Slogans for life: “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall”

Guilty pleasure: Guac

Something someone would be surprised to know about me: I played on an amateur soccer team while studying abroad in Berlin.

Thing that really baffles me: People who don’t use turn signals

Favorite meal: Homemade mandu (Korean dumplings)

Random fact about me: I’m the tallest in my family by a decent amount and am frequently called upon to reach things in high places.

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