Jen grew up in the Republic of Ireland, were she read Genetics at Trinity College Dublin and spent some time in student politics. Before moving to the UK she worked with Business in the Community, harnessing the power of positive role models in business to inspire pupils from lower-income backgrounds. She also spent some time as a Change Executive with Ashoka Ireland, developing entry strategies for charities to enter the Irish market.
In 2012 she began her PGCE in a Croydon school through Teach First, where she went on to sit on the Senior Leadership Team. She joined Action Tutoring in 2015 to lead London Programme management. From June 2017 – June 2018 Jen held the position of Interim CEO at the charity, covering Susannah’s maternity leave. Jen has a particular passion for empowering the next generation of female leaders.