Jenny is a qualified trainer with 20 years experience in education and training. She has an MA in Leadership in Therapeutic Child and Social Care while her Bachelor Degree is in Applied Social Care. She also holds a Diploma in Community Development Practice, and a Certificate in Education & Training.
She is a trainer for the National Parents Council, and has experience working closely with families as a Community based Family Support Worker. Jenny has also served as an Outreach worker in a Domestic Abuse service in North Tipperary. Jenny is Garda Vetted, trained in Children First.
In 2018, Jenny participated in a Social Entrepreneurs Ireland training programme and founded Life Connections to support and host conversations about friendships and relationships in Irish society. During this programme Jenny met the founders of Lifes2good Foundation, and through their backing and support she has been testing and piloting ideas in 2019 and 2020.
Jenny believes that preventative and educative work is really important, so that we can ensure that our children and young people are adequately prepared for young adulthood.