In 2001, Jennifer enrolled in John Jay College of Criminal Justice as a forensic science major. Excited about being the first in her family to attend college, her experience was cut short due to other financial obligations. Coming from a low-income family, Jennifer lacked financial support and had to withdraw from school. She returned to school in 2009, but the cost of sustaining herself was still impossible to manage. In the interim, she pursued her passion by joining the Justice League of NYC to learn more about mass incarceration. Inspired by their work, she returned to school. Jennifer enrolled at John Jay College to pursue a degree in Forensic Psychology.

“My mission is to reform our justice system so that it encourages rehabilitation, ensures fairness, and strengthens communities. I plan to work with an organization that is committed to ending mass incarceration with a specific focus on incarcerated women.”