Before joining the Center, Jen was an Equal Justice Works Fellow at the National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) where she worked on disability rights, economic justice, and access to health care issues. As a Fellow, she contributed to NCLEJ’s impact litigation and policy advocacy to protect access to Medicaid for low-income individuals with hidden disabilities. Previously, she interned for the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, Magistrate Judge James L. Cott in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and two plaintiff-side employment law firms.
Jen graduated from Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL) with a concentration in Labor, Work & Income. While in law school, she participated in two community-based legal projects with NUSL’s Legal Skills in Social Context Program, first as a student researcher and later as a Social Justice Lawyering Fellow. Jen was Co-Chair for the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and competed in the 2017 Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition where she was awarded First Place and Best Oralist at the Northeast Regional. She also served as Secretary for the Women’s Law Caucus and was an active member of If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice.
Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Jen graduated summa cum laude from the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Communicology.