Jenny grew up in Colorado and received her undergraduate degree in Anthropolgy from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1996. She received her law degree, magna cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School in 2002, where she served on the Notre Dame Law Review and received the National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Graduate award. After graduation, Jenny worked in the Appellate Division of the New Mexico Public Defender Department for three years. She joined DACA in 2006.