Jen’s family roots are in rural Kansas, but she lived in Oklahoma most of her life. She spent her childhood in Stillwater and graduated from Pawnee High School in Pawnee, Oklahoma. Jen earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, with a minor in History, at Oklahoma State University in 2005. She graduated summa cum laude.
In the fall of 2005, Jen began law school at Oklahoma City University. Jen was a Hatton Sumners Scholar and received an OCU merit scholarship. She graduated cum laude in May of 2008. During law school, she was the recipient of four CALI Awards for Excellence for achieving the highest grade in a course. She received those awards for her performance in Administrative Law, Family Law, International Intellectual Property, and the Native American Legal Resource Center Victim’s Rights Clinic. Jen received the Ernest L. Wilkinson Award for Excellence in American Indian Law and was inducted into the National Order of the Barristers for Exhibiting Excellence and Attaining High Honor through the Art of Courtroom Advocacy.
After law school, Jen continued working with the Native American Legal Resource Center to help provide civil legal services to victims of domestic violence through a federal grant. Since that time, she has practiced in various areas including Wills, Trusts, and Estates, Native American Law, Municipal Law, Contracts, Family Law, Labor and Employment Law, and Civil Litigation.
Jen lives in Rockport with her husband and enjoys frequent visits from her grown children and other family members and friends.
She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Oklahoma Bar Association, and the Texas Bar Association. Jen currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Association of Municipal Attorneys.