Jennifer Benson
Pronouns
She/Her/Hers
Year
2020
Chapter
Position
Founder, InvestHER

Jennifer Benson is a licensed attorney and works as the Co-Founder of InvestHER. InvestHER, which Jennifer founded as a second-year law student in response to the 2016 presidential election, is a Colorado political committee focused on supporting pro-choice women running for office. This work combines her passions for protecting women's reproductive freedom and engaging students and young professionals in the political process.

She moved to Colorado from Missouri to attend law school at the University of Colorado in Boulder. While in law school, she worked for Harvard Law School's Food Law and Policy Clinic and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and she served as Managing Editor of the Colorado Law Review where her research focused on racial and gender inequity in the agriculture industry. In addition, she served on the boards of the Women's Law Caucus and the Colorado Women's Bar Association, and she founded her school's Food Law Society.

Before law school, Jennifer completed a Master of Education at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri and worked as a high school guidance counselor and dance coach. Outside of helping women get elected, Jennifer enjoys taking dance classes, singing karaoke, exploring Denver's local food scene, and reading biographies of important women throughout history.