1996 UMass Dartmouth, B.A., Political Science
1999 University of Rhode Island, M.P.A.
2008 Johnson & Wales University, M.Ed., Teaching & Learning
As a student, Jennifer Sanchez Olsen was dedicated Corsair, serving as a student senator and class officer, participating in the Board of Governors, yearbook committee and The Torch. In her last year at UMass Dartmouth, she represented the class of 1996 as their president.
Since completing her graduate degree at University of Rhode Island, she was employed as a college recruiter and career counselor for Johnson & Wales University, while earning master’s degrees in public administration and education. She volunteers as an advisory board member to The Career Youth Coach Inc., which helps students from high school to college with their career development skills, and also volunteers in the Attleboro School System. She currently works as director of business operations for a law firm in Providence, RI.
In June 2001, she married fellow UMass Dartmouth alum David Olsen, who also graduated in 1996 with a degree in political science. They currently live in Attleboro, MA, with their twins, Emily and Matthew.