Jennifer and her family have lived in Scarborough-Rouge Park since 2005. She is a proud graduate of the University of Toronto Scarborough (B.Sc. Environmental Science) and a Professional Geoscientist. Her graduate (Ph.D. 2006) and postgraduate research was supported by numerous provincial, national and international awards, including the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Canada Graduate Scholarship and the L’Oréal/United Nations Educational Scientific Organization (UNESCO) Women in Science Fellowship. Prior to becoming Councillor for Scarborough-Rouge Park, Jennifer managed industrial-academic partnerships and environmental research in the non-profit sector.
Jennifer has a long-record of community service. She recently served as first President of the Scarborough Community Renewal Organization (2016-2018), and as President of the Centennial Community & Recreation Association (2015 to 2017). In this capacity, she worked collaboratively with stakeholders and residents to advocate for investment in Scarborough. Jennifer has also served as a member of the UTSC Council (2015-2018), as a citizen member of the Toronto Region Conservation Authority (2015-2018) and as a member of the Scarborough Women of Philanthropy (2015-2018), a council in support of the Scarborough & Rouge Hospital Foundation.
In 2017, Scarborough Rotary Clubs recognized Jennifer for her dedicated community work with the Paul Harris Fellow award. She is also a recipient of the Leading Women, Building Communities Recognition Award by the Province of Ontario (2015) and was a University of Toronto Scarborough Canada 150 Neighbour (2017).
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