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SDI’s Jenny Graves is a skilled communications professional who specializes in connecting people through the written word. She says the three words the describe her best are early-riser, happy, and nature-lover.

Since February 2017, Jenny has worked for SDI as its senior health communications writer and editor for SDI’s team supporting the Department of Defense’s Defense Health Agency (DHA). DHA was established in 2013 to support the delivery of healthcare to 9.4 million beneficiaries. Jenny’s current role includes planning content and outreach strategies as well as leading the development of articles, fact sheets, video scripts, and more.

SDI, in collaboration with its business partner Deloitte, has developed and is executing a strategy to manage multiple elements of TRICARE communications, and in effect, the TRICARE brand. Our efforts on behalf of DHA are aimed at internal audiences (e.g., DHA staff), partners (e.g., Congress and non-profit organizations), customers (e.g., current or former military families), and the general public.

Here is more about Jenny:

What is your favorite thing about Washington, D.C.?

I love the abundance of theater, musicals, and live music options. The Kennedy Center, Ford’s Theater, and Blues Alley are my favorite venues.

What’s the best book you’ve read in the past year, and why?

I enjoyed This Tender Land, by William Kent Krueger, because the story swept me away to another time and place. I also laughed aloud at Nothing to See Here, by Kevin Wilson. Funny, original, and poignant.

What is your favorite place to visit, and why?

It’s not exotic, but I love Shenandoah National Park. Give me a waterfall, meadow, or some woods and I’m instantly recharged.

What’s the best piece of advice that you’ve ever received?

Take a deep breath. Simple advice from my mom, but applicable in nearly every situation, whether joyous or stressful. Drink it all in!

If you could speak with any living person, who would it be?

The Episcopal Church’s Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. His message of grace and love is transformative. His Instagram meditations and readings during COVID-19 are really helpful.