Brought up and educated in Fife, Jenny is a graduate of Glasgow University, where she studied Politics and Sociology and of Strathclyde University where she studied for her Postgraduate in Secondary Education (Modern Studies).
Prior to being elected in 2016, Jenny worked for over a decade in education, most recently as a Head of Department in a Fife secondary school. Prior to that, Jenny worked at Education Scotland as NQ lead for Social Studies, supporting the development of the new qualifications and also as a Modern Studies Teacher.
Prior to her teaching career, Jenny worked for both Tricia Marwick MSP in her constituency office and for Kenny MacAskill MSP in Holyrood. She also worked as a Playworker in the Eastend of Glasgow, for the GOALS organisation (greater opportunity of access to learning) whilst at University, and following her graduation, for the then Scottish Executive as a graduate researcher in the Justice Department.
Jenny has been an active member of the Mid Fife and Glenrothes branch since joining the party in 2007 at the age of 22. She was also active as a member of the student wing of the party and has served on the National Executive of the Young Scots for Independence. Jenny was elected to represent the Mid Fife and Glenrothes Constituency at the 2016 election, securing 15,555 votes – a majority of 8,276.
Jenny is a member of both the Local Government & Communities Committee and the Health & Sport Committee, and is Parliamentary Liaison Officer to John Swinney MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills.
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