Jennifer joined Columbia Health in 2022 as a part-time Survivor Advocate with Sexual Violence Response (SVR) at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC).
As a Survivor Advocate, Jennifer provides objective, empathetic, knowledgeable, and supportive intervention assisting a survivor, co-survivor, or bystander in securing the necessary information, services, referrals, and follow-up care that may be required based on an individual’s experience.
In her most recent role, she developed virtual reality content for the U.S. Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Training as a Subject Matter Expert at Moth + Flame VR. In previous roles, Jennifer developed, adapted, and presented educational programs on an array of topics ranging from child and adult sexual abuse and assault, domestic violence, and internet safety and has provided support and advocacy for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and violent crimes. Jennifer also served as the PREA Advocate (Prison Rape Elimination Act) and responded to allegations of sexual assault within a local correctional facility.
Additionally, upon receiving her Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law, she served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office. While at the Nassau DA’s Office, Jennifer was selected to attend the National District Attorney Association Sexual Assault Trial Advocacy Training Program in Columbia, South Carolina.