Originally from Montreal, Jennifer completed a Bachelors of Commerce (Statistics) at Concordia University. Upon completion, she started a micro-computer consulting business, which was sold to a European corporation two years later. She then obtained a commercial pilot’s license and began a business specializing in providing tourist flights in the Montreal area. Subsequent to this, she moved to Toronto, and later joined Deutsche Bank Canada as Assistant Vice-President of Information Technology. In 1996, she became Vice-President and Director. After obtaining a level 1 CFA, she joined the Deutsche Bank New York Global Markets Derivatives Trading Team as Trading Assistant. She later became Vice-President, Global Markets Derivatives Trading, responsible for Canadian dollar interest swaps, forwards, futures and cross market trading. She left Deutsche Bank in 2002 in order to raise a family. In 2003, she and her husband purchased a pick-your-own orchard and market garden. She joined OMAFRA in August 2010 as Business Finance Program Lead in the Business Management Unit.