Jennifer is senior advisor for the American Federation for Children in Oklahoma. Jennifer played an active role expanding Oklahoma’s Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship program to not only include children with special needs, but also foster and adopted children. That program provides recipients with state funds to attend private school.
Jennifer has been active in school choice efforts since she served as campaign manager and chief of staff for former Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi, a charter-school pioneer in Oklahoma and staunch supporter of school choice.
In her professional career, Jennifer has also been an Assistant Insurance Commissioner for Government Relations at the Oklahoma Department of Insurance and as Director of Legal Services/Government Relations for a non-union education association. In her work for the teachers’ association, Jennifer successfully helped teachers decertify the National Education Association affiliate as the district’s teachers’ bargaining representative.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Letters from the University of Oklahoma and a Juris Doctor with a Certificate in Comparative and International Law from the University of Tulsa. Jennifer is a wife and mother to two school-age children.