About Jennifer

Jennifer has been on the School Board since 2011. She has focused her tenure on transparency and stakeholder involvement. Jennifer is a lawyer and worked at MACAA Head Start as a Lead Family Advocate and practiced law at Jones and Green, LLP, a small law firm in Charlottesville, VA. Jennifer lives in Charlottesville with her husband Chris, an engineer and volunteer firefighter, and their four children, David(11), Andrew(10), Ryan (4) and Sarah (1).

Civic Activities:
McIntire Little League, Secretary
Montessori School of Charlottesville, Room Parent Representative
Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association, Member
CHRA Resident Services Committee Member
Walker Upper Elementary School, PTO Executive Committee

School Board Representative on the following Committees:
Housing Advisory Committee
School Health Advisory Board
Community Block Grant Task Force

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board,  Chair
Charlottesville Democratic Committee, Co-Chair
Road Back PAC, Executive Board Member

Sorenson Political Leadership Program Class of 2008
Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2008

Former Employment:
Lead Family Advocate, MACAA Head Start, Charlottesville, VA
Associate, Jones and Green, LLP, Charlottesville, Virginia.

American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.
J.D., May 2001.

  • Fellow, Marshall-Brennan Program. Taught Constitutional Law to Washington D.C. high school students.
  • Recipient, Arthur Matthews Memorial Scholarship, 2000. Awarded for superior representation of public interest clients.

The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
B.A., History, May 1998.

  • Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society.

Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA
A.A., Liberal Arts, May 1996.

  • Recipient, Blue Ridge Rotary Club Scholarship. Awarded for academic performance and Spanish proficiency.