Jennifer attended Queen’s University Belfast, completing three degrees. At the undergraduate level, Jennifer attained a bachelor’s degree in History. At the graduate level Jennifer undertook her legal studies in completing two master’s degrees in law (International Business Law and a Qualifying Law Degree). Jennifer’s dissertations across her university career focused on social welfare matters, with her undergraduate dissertation specialising in Civil Rights movements and her International Business Law master’s dissertation exploring how corporations could work to improve employment access for disabled persons, focusing particularly on the role of reasonable adjustments.
In charitable endeavours, Jennifer is also passionate about ensuring access to education and in her second year of university, joined the charity Childreach International to raise funds and personally undertake the building of a school in Tanzania.
Jennifer is also passionate about community development and improvement. In this capacity she is a registered volunteer with EastSide Partnership, a broad-based social partnership with community, statutory, political and business members who are dedicated to the social, economic, environmental and cultural regeneration of East Belfast.
Whilst at graduate school, Jennifer simultaneously worked as a paralegal, gaining practical experience in different areas of the legal profession. This included work in commercial, conveyancing and banking law. In January 2020 Jennifer began work for the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission as a human rights paralegal. In this role Jennifer became further impassioned to assist vulnerable clients and worked to improve access to justice by managing the NIHRC’s Advice Clinic, which is a free service provided to the public.
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