Jennifer has spent the past six years passionately advancing human rights and women’s leadership around the world. Most recently, she was a Program Manager for the Human Rights team at Vital Voices Global Partnership, where she managed the Justice Institute on Gender-Based Violence, an international training program focused on creating a holistic, victim-centered response to violence against women. Jennifer has helped implement 22 programs in 14 different countries, supporting critical partnerships to end gender-based violence globally with organizations such as the Avon Foundation for Women, Airbnb, Uber and the Eurasia Foundation.
Prior to joining Vital Voices in Washington, DC, Jennifer spent time working in Siem Reap, Cambodia, where she conducted an evaluation of the Lotus Kids’ Club, a program that uses holistic education to prevent future cases of human trafficking and exploitation among some of the poorest families in the region. Prior to her graduate studies, Jennifer worked at a local elementary school, where she taught French and Spanish to children ranging from pre-K to the fifth grade. Jennifer graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with degrees in International Studies and French, and completed her Master of Public Service degree at the University of Arkansas’ Clinton School of Public Service.