Bachelor's degree in political science, McGill University; Master's degree in journalism, University of California, Berkeley. Jenny also holds a graduate diploma in adult education from the University of Alberta, Canada.
Jenny joined Colorado Public Radio as education reporter in July 2011 after spending 16 years at KUER, Salt Lake City, as senior reporter and news director. While at KUER, Jenny provided far-reaching coverage on a number of topics, including education, politics, immigration, health care and business. As news director, she also developed projects and series focused on issue-specific forums, citizen-based projects, commentaries and youth-produced stories.
Before her career in radio, Jenny worked as a literacy teacher at a refugee center in Alberta, Canada, where she developed curriculum and participated in the country's first program designed to help refugee children and teens adapt to life in Canada.
Jenny has won numerous national awards from Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, regional Murrow awards for news series and was named Best Radio Reporter six times by the Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists. In 2013 and 2015, Jenny won first prize nationally for education beat reporting in the Education Writer’s Association contest and third prize for her report on violence in Denver schools. Jenny won second prize in the nation in beat reporting in EWA’s 2014 contest. Jenny also served as senior fellow in NPR's Economic Training Project in 2009.