Jenaye entered the University of Alberta in 2010 with her major undeclared. She initially wanted to major in Drama with the intention of pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts, but eventually switched her major to Psychology, then to English, and lastly, to a double major in both English and Women’s and Gender Studies. She graduated with distinction in 2014, earning a Bachelor of Arts. During the interim period between her studies, Jenaye was employed as the Studio Director of a fitness studio in Southwest Edmonton, and she continues to work there part-time. Jenaye is currently in her first year of law at the University of Alberta.
Of the entirety of her undergraduate studies, one course, “Feminism and Sexual Assault,” particularly inspired Jenaye to pursue the study of law. For the Community Service Learning component of this class, Jenaye volunteered with CEASE (the Center to End All Sexual Exploitation) and found it incredibly rewarding. She currently volunteers with the Criminal Law Project for Student Legal Services and hopes that the experience will provide her with greater insight into the study and practise of criminal law. That being said, Jenaye is thrilled to begin her studies in various fields, and if her undergraduate experience is any indication, she will likely find herself interested in a wide variety of law. What will remain constant in both study and practise, Jenaye hopes, is the opportunity to aid and positively impact others.
Jenaye is grateful to have earned an undergraduate degree which focuses on interdisciplinarity, self-reflexivity, and a respect for and understanding of different perspectives. She truly believes that her experiences in her Women's and Gender Studies classes laid the foundation which prepared her for her studies in law. In five years, Jenaye hopes to have excelled in the J.D. program and begun practising in Edmonton.