Committed to the Cause
Founder & Board President
Jennifer lives in North Carolina with her husband Needham and her cat Scooter. She started out working as a Probation Parole Officer in Special Operations, earned her Masters degree, then joined academia as Criminal Justice Faculty & the Basic Law Enforcement Training Director within the Community College system. During her time at the Community College, she was awarded the Faculty Excel Award for Community and Global Service (2017) and is an alumni of the North Carolina Community College Leadership Program. In 2019, Jennifer joined the University System as a Clinical Faculty.
Since 2013, Jennifer has been in Kenya serving in women's and girls empowerment work where she created the Shining Scholars, Shining Brighter, Women Who Shine, and Maridadi Skills programs with support of the community. In 2019, she was awarded the AmeriCorp & Points of Light Presidential Volunteer Service Award.
We are proud to announce that The Anagza Project's work has been recognized as a finalist for the 2020 National Diversity and Inclusion Recognition (DIAR) by the Daima Trust of Kenya for Best NGO on Gender Equality. Join us in empowering women and girls around the world to shine through economic and education opportunities.