Jennifer was born in South Korea and raised in Massachusetts, where she attended Wellesley College, and earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Political Science. Jennifer moved to New York after she was awarded a scholarship at Brooklyn Law School, and embarked on a career in financial derivatives, working for UBS, Sumitomo Capital Markets, and Sakura Global Capital.
Following a two year stint in Hong Kong, Jennifer moved to London in 2000 with her family. Since moving to the UK, Jennifer has been involved in a range of charitable activities, in particular advising on fundraising, development, and public events for causes focused on inclusion, education, and the arts. These have included IntoUniversity, NSPCC, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and the Museum of London.
In 2014, Jennifer and her husband purchased Sawston Hall, a Tudor manor house in South Cambridgeshire, where she managed the extensive renovation of the Grade I listed house and grounds. Since moving full time to Cambridgeshire in 2016, Jennifer has been active in charitable causes in the county, and is the Honorary Patron of A M Challis Trust; a Patron of Viva Arts; a Trustee of the Cambridgeshire Police Shrievalty Trust (The Bobby Scheme); and sits on the Development Committee of Kettle’s Yard.
Jennifer is also very interested in causes relating to her native South Korea, and serves on the Peaceful Unification Advisory Council in UK, appointed by the President of the Republic of Korea to advise on reunification policy.
In 2022/23, Jennifer was High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire in 2023.