Actively involved in the local community, Jennifer sits on the Lynchburg City School’s Equity Task Force and the University of Lynchburg’s Bias Education Response Team (BERT). She has served on the Boards of the League of Women Voters of Lynchburg, the James River Arts council, and ROSEL’s List, a nonprofit dedicated to identifying, mentoring and electing women to positions of leadership in Central Virginia.
Jennifer is a tireless advocate for Virginia families, first as a foster parent and now as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer in the foster care system. She lives in Lynchburg with her husband and their three children in a historic home with a mini-farm out back.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of Oregon, and a Master of Arts in Political Science from Virginia Tech. She also has a Master of Science in Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability from the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona, Sweden. She holds an FSA Credential, Level 2.