Jennifer is a first year student in the Master’s of Social Work program at the University of Connecticut, concentrating on Individual, Group and Family Practice. She previously obtained a Bachelor of Science in Special Education with a minor in English from the University of Saint Joseph in 2007. During college, she worked at a residential group home for teenage girls with histories of trauma. Upon graduating, she has worked as a special education teacher and case manager for students with various disabilities at the preschool, elementary and high school levels. During her time in LEND, she is interested in building upon her skills in the areas of advocacy, assessment and mentorship in special education and mental health to be a better resource for children and their families.