Jennifer L. Patin joined the Lawyers’ Committee as the writer/editor of digital and print publications, for the Voting Rights Project in Fall 2014. In her time with the Voting Rights Project, she wrote seven major reports, as well as information briefs, op-eds, speeches and other publications. She infused interactive multimedia components into the organization’s public-facing work and uplifted the voices of voters across the country. In Fall 2016, Jenny transitioned to the Development Team as the development officer and the Lawyers’ Committee’s grant writer. In this role, she has secured major funding for the organization’s critical work and was promoted to Foundation Relations officer in March 2018.
Before joining the Lawyers’ Committee, Jenny lived in Bangkok, Thailand. She researched and published articles and blog posts for Thailand Law Forum and for the Thailand law firm, Chaninat & Leeds. Jenny was on the editing team at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Thailand, where she worked on a wide range of corporate documents submitted to the team by the Thailand, Laos and Cambodia PwC offices. As a long-time freelance writer and editor, she has written and edited video/app scripts and web content, founded the business English program at an international company, and taught business English at several Thai and international companies. Her dedication to racial justice and civil rights law developed at her first postgraduate job as the assistant to the Political Participation Group at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF). At LDF she was involved in post-Hurricane Katrina voting rights issues in her state of birth, Louisiana, and other areas of the Gulf Coast region.
Jenny graduated with honors from American University’s School of International Service with a concentration in Comparative and International Race Relations. During college, she interned with the Institute for Policy Studies, NAFSA: Association for International Educators and Sister Cities International, where she drafted the organization’s Youth and Education toolkit in 2005. She was also a DC Reads tutor in the Columbia Heights area of Washington DC. In her spare time, she enjoys the food, festival, and museum culture of the Metro Area with her husband and brilliant young daughter.
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