Jennifer has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University in the City of New York. Her doctoral thesis was on political activism and social change in Ireland, based on research conducted primarily with women’s and community groups in Cork. As a research consultant, Jennifer has worked for a wide variety of advocacy and non-profit organisations. She completed research on African witchcraft in the Irish context for the book Open Secrets: An Irish Perspective on Trafficking and Witchcraft published by Cois Tine and Oak Tree Press in 2012. Prior to joining Nasc in 2012, Jennifer co-founded Cork Feminista, a feminist organisation based in Cork. Jennifer has considerable experience in communications, advocacy and campaigning on human rights, social justice and immigration issues. As a migrant to Ireland herself, Jennifer is committed to raising awareness about and promoting positive changes in relation to immigration and integration.