During her professional life Jennifer has focused on developing the skills that allow her to effectively facilitate the growth and development of non-profit and educational organizations so they can fulfill the commitments they make to their clients and communities. In particular, as an experienced mediator, Jennifer expresses her foundational belief that humans can resolve the differences that can arise when deeply held beliefs clash by working with groups whose mission is obstructed by conflict within the organization.
As a long-time resident of New Mexico, Jennifer is currently facilitating a State-wide group of educators whose purpose is to develop a public school accountability system that holds schools responsible only for factors under their direct control and that raises up schools whose practices foster an environment where students can beat the odds. She is also co-team leader of a State-wide group of Restorative Justice practitioners working to bring more Restorative practices to the criminal justice and education systems in New Mexico.
Jennifer has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Dispute Resolution from the University of New Mexico. She is bi-lingual in Spanish and is certified in both Mediation and Restorative Justice.