WA State Criminal Justice Training Commission
Jen has worked in and with law enforcement for over 30 years. She worked with the U.S. Department of Defense until her retirement in 2015, both as a front line criminal investigator and also Resident Agent in Charge in the Pacific Northwest. Upon leaving DOD, Jen worked with the Seattle Police Department (SPD), both as a program advisor administering a human trafficking grant and a volunteer in a program that connects domestic violence victims with services and resources. Since becoming a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA in 2014, Jen also regularly facilitates mindfulness programs for groups and organizations. Jen currently is employed by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission as the Program Manager for Sexual Assault Investigations. There, she is collaborating with others in law enforcement and the larger sexual assault advocacy and service provider community to build a training program for investigators that is trauma informed and victim-centered. Jen has been practicing mindfulness and meditation for over a decade and is also a member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. Additionally, Jen is a Certified Trainer for the Trauma Resource Institute’s Community Resiliency Model and has also taken their Trauma Resiliency Model Level 1 and Level 2 courses. Jen has a Master’s degree from Georgetown University. While attending George Mason University for her undergraduate degree, Jen was a member of the Division 1 Women’s National Championship Soccer Team (1985). She continues to enjoy being active and lives in Seattle with her partner, twin step sons, and two dogs.