As Senior Director of PBS KIDS Content, Abby Jenkins leads innovative content development and cross-platform strategies for PBS KIDS. Abby oversees content for the Webby award-winning pbskids.org and PBS KIDS Games app, including hundreds of educational games, apps and interactive experiences for children from series like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Wild Kratts, and more. She has also led development of new series formats, including original integrated game and video series, such as Scribbles and Ink, podcasts, and experimental interactive videos, in collaboration with PBS KIDS series producers.
With 17 years in public media, Abby has produced experiences with a range of technologies, from AR to voice to adaptive games, across platforms in service of supporting impactful learning and broadening accessibility. Abby also loves to connect with kids and families through the PBS KIDS play-testing program, in which the team tests work in-development with children to inform design approaches that maximize learning and engagement. She holds an MA from Georgetown University, where she conducted research on children’s social interactions in virtual environments.