Jenifer has been serving the Austin community for nearly two decades as an advocate and leader in public health access and education. She has developed and implemented many innovative and strategic programs addressing social injustices and health disparities impacting our most vulnerable corners of Texas and beyond. She has been recognized with two national awards for program innovation in teen sexual health education, travelling to Africa, Asia, Central America and throughout the U.S. providing technical support and capacity building directly where it’s needed most.
Jenifer is the Sustainable Food Center’s Director for farm viability and supply chain initiatives, providing leadership to ensure a transformational impact in the Texas food system by preserving and supporting new and existing sustainable farms and farming practices.
Jenifer currently serves on the board of directors for Healthy Teen Network, a national organization committed to promoting better outcomes for adolescents and young adults by advancing social change and cultivating innovation. She holds a master’s degree in Social Work, and is a certified yoga teacher which she shares with others through community-based practice.