Jennifer Saint-Preux

Ms. Saint-Preux demonstrated her commitment to public interest in almost every facet of her life.  Upon graduating from college, she was selected to join “Teach For America” teaching high school math at a public school.  It was during this time that she decided to attend law school based on her interactions with students and their families who were socio-economically disadvantaged causing them to be particularly susceptible to the criminal justice system.

During law school, she worked for organizations that advocated on behalf of disadvantaged populations such as the National Employment Law Project, and the Legal Aid Society’s Prisoners’ Rights Project.  She also worked for organizations that aid indigent individuals such as the Federal Public Defenders – Western District of Pennsylvania and the Neighborhood Legal Services Association.

Jennifer also has engaged in a variety of community service projects including an Alternative Spring Break program hosted by the University of Memphis Law School working with Court-Appointed Special Advocates researching preventative measures with regards to child neglect in the home.  She was also named a Schweitzer Fellow.  As a Fellow, she created and implemented a community project aimed at promoting the health and well-being of underrepresented populations in the Pittsburgh community.  Specifically, she also taught aerobics classes to recently incarcerated females recovering from drug and alcohol abuse.  Due in part to these two activities, Jennifer was awarded the Elliot G. Heard Scholarship which is awarded to two law school students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to their respective communities. 

Ms. Saint-Preux has been offered a position as a Criminal Defense Attorney with the Legal Aid Society located in New York City.