|Address||619 Clement Avenue |
Charlotte, North Carolina , United States
Sep 23, 2016 11:15am
|Info||Jennifer is a Democrat elected at-large in 2004, serving her first term on the board. |
Jennifer was executive director of the Charlotte World Affairs Council from 1997 until 2002, when she left that position in order to spend more time with her children.
She is currently an adjunct professor in the International Studies Department at UNC-Charlotte.
Her community involvement in Charlotte is extensive. She served on the board of the Mayor's International Cabinet, where she chaired the Business Committee for three years, as well as the boards of the World Affairs Councils of America (in Washington, DC), the British American Business Council of North Carolina, and the Latin American Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of the first class of William Friday Fellows of the Wildacres Leadership Initiative and served on the selection committee for UNC-Chapel Hill's Morehead Scholarship for six years. She has also been active with numerous other organizations, including the Arts and Science Council, the Girl Scouts, Opera Carolina, UNC-Charlotte, and International House, and she has spoken to various groups on topics ranging from the diplomatic service to the international growth of Charlotte.
She is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, and has a Masters Degree in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC and a Masters in European History from the University of Toronto. She worked as an international business consultant for two years before joining the Foreign Service as a political officer in 1989. She served in the Dominican Republic and then on the Mexico Desk in Washington before moving to Charlotte in 1993 with her husband. She served as Interim Director of the Mayor's International Cabinet for 5 months before joining First Union, where she was a lending officer in International Corporate Banking for four years. She has traveled widely and has lived in Italy, Canada, and the Dominican Republic.
She is married to Manley Roberts and has two children, Montana (8 years old) and Manley (5 years old).