Jenny studied history at Kansas State University in her hometown of Manhattan, KS. While at K-State, she interned with the Riley County Historical Museum and researched the historical relevance of downtown local businesses and buildings. She also sat on a committee investigating the use of eminent domain in conjunction with government STAR Bonds issued for local downtown redevelopment. These experiences helped cultivate a fascination and appreciation for State-wide preservation. Upon completion of her Bachelor of Arts degree, she moved to Washington D.C. to intern at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of American History: Archive’s Center. Fostering a consistent passion for researching and writing, Jenny chose to further her education by attending law school at the Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, KS. She currently works as an Attorney for the State of Kansas at the North Central Regional Public Defender’s Office and serves as the Chair of the By-Laws Review subcommittee for the KPA, as well as the Kansas Sampler Festival subcommittee organizer.