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Jennie Henderson '03


TERM: MAY 2015-2018

Jennie arrived on campus as a fourth generation Allisonian and graduated with her Honours degree in International Relations with minors French, and International Business and Economics in 2003.

While on campus she was President and then Senior Monitor of Palmer Hall, was a student representative on Board of Regents Committees, studied in China on student exchange, and toured campus with perspective students.

Jennie is an active alumna in Ottawa organizing events including football viewing parties. She spear-heads an annual event for alumni and friends from all twelve of Atlantic Canada’s universities which has raised over $10,000 for local charities.  She has also participated as a member-at-large for an Alumni Board sub-committee.

Jennie is currently working as a senior advisor for the federal government where she has had the opportunity to represent Canada at a variety of international forums and events including the United Nations, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the G20. She spends her time out of the office hanging out with her dog and volunteering for a mental health non-profit organization.

Notwithstanding strong family connections to MtA and Sackville, Jennie chose MtA because of its academic reputation, leadership opportunities, and sense of community, and says she wasn’t disappointed. Whenever she meets another alumni or perspective students, she has a hard time containing her enthusiasm for the experience.