Jerri is the Director of Community Engagement for the CLC where she engages with local partners to advance the presence and mission of the Community Legal Center, through events. fundraisers, and various media outlets. She holds a J.D. from Georgetown University School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where she graduated summa cum laude with majors in English and Political Science. She has practiced in public interest law in areas ranging from international human rights to criminal defense, in Washington, D.C., Nashville, and Memphis.
She also taught criminal law and juvenile justice for almost a decade through the University of Phoenix. She is a licensed attorney in the state of Tennessee and a member of the Memphis Bar Association. She is the married mother of three children and enjoys racing for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.