Jennifer is a retired primary school teacher and language coordinator. She continues to support education through her relationship with Edinburgh University and work judging public speaking and debate competitions, such as the ESU Mace. She firmly believes that the development of verbal communication is essential for an articulate and confident future generation. Jennifer enjoys reading, is a member of three reading groups, likes to go to poetry readings and loves the Edinburgh International Book Festival. When not reading, she is tramping the hills and footpaths in the company of her border collie, Tadhg.