After reading Genetics at Trinity College Dublin, Jen spent a year as Education Officer of the Students’ Union before her first post in the charity sector working with ‘Business in the Community’ on their education programmes.
In 2012 she emigrated to the UK and spent three years teaching in a secondary school in south London. While there she specialised in programme design for high achieving disadvantaged pupils and completed the Teach First Leadership Development Programme. In 2015 she achieved a ‘Masters in Leadership’ through University College London.
She joined Action Tutoring in late 2015, initially as the London & Curriculum Manager, progressing to Interim CEO in 2017. In 2019 she took a career break to travel. In her spare time she likes attending immersive theatre, partaking in escape rooms games, visiting museums and exploring the world (55 countries and counting!)