Jennifer has real life experience – she knows what it’s like to do it tough.
Her path in life has been marked by her endless pursuit to improve her life and the lives of others, especially working-class people and those communities doing it tough.
Jennifer was born in Launceston Tasmania, into a large working class family with a very long history in the region. The family wood yard provided a strong foundation in the value of working hard and working together.
Like the majority of her extended family, Jennifer has lived much of her life in Launceston’s Northern and Eastern Suburbs.
Jennifer was a single working mum when she studied for her first university degree and has previously worked as a meat worker, a cleaner, a cook, a shop assistant, a manager, a university lecturer and as the General Manager of a not for profit organisation.
Jennifer is a Sociologist with a passion for community development and the commitment build capacity in others and to drive positive change. Prior to being elected in 2018 Jennifer worked for a Community Service Organisation in Launceston.
Jennifer is married, and has six children and seven grandchildren.
She believes every Tasmanian should be able to earn a living and build a life for their family, right here in Tasmania.