Jennifer has an undergraduate degree from Arizona State University in Microbiology with an graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1997. She entered law school in 1997 on academic scholarship at Arizona State University and graduated from ASU law in 1999 in the top 25% of her class.
While in law school Jennifer volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for four children in foster care and had the opportunity to do an independent study working with the Department of Justice on prisoner civil rights and fourth amendment illegal seizures case. Jennifer won the Justice Tang writing competition in 1998.
Jennifer worked as an Assistant Attorney General for five years representing the Arizona Department of Economic Security in juvenile court cases involving dependency, severance and guardianship matters.
During that time she conducted numerous trials. She also worked in the policy and training unit for the ADES drafting policies and training dozens of new attorneys representing Child Protective Services in litigation.
Jennifer represented the Maricopa County Public Fiduciary in court cases involving adult guardianship and conservatorships. For the Maricopa County Public Fiduciary she handled cases in which the Public Fiduciary served as Guardian and Conservator for the incapacitated adult.