Jennifer is the State Program Director for Texas for Connected Nation, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Connected Nation’s mission is to improve lives by providing innovative solutions that expand access to and increase the adoption and use of broadband (high-speed internet) and its related technologies for all people. Jennifer also serves on the Governor’s Broadband Development Council and represents Texas in the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s State Broadband Leaders Network. Having worked in state government since 2005, Jennifer has held a wide range of jobs in the public sector. Her professional experience includes legislative, public policy, communications, and government affairs work with the Texas Legislature, and policy and communications work for the Florida Department of Education, along with a variety of roles on local and statewide political campaigns. Jennifer earned her bachelor's degree in business administration with a focus in marketing from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. She earned her master's degree in public service and administration from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.