Jennifer McTiernan P’16, ’22

Jennifer McTiernan

Jennifer is an Associate in the New Haven office of Wiggin and Dana. She recently graduated from Yale Law School, where she was a Student Director for Start-Ups and the Law, a Policy Fellow with the Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies, as well as a Student Law Intern with the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. In the clinic, Jennifer helped litigate a proposed nationwide class action suit and engaged in national media and legislative advocacy, including taping a segment for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Through these efforts, the military finally recognized the honorable service of Vietnam veterans suffering from PTSD who were unjustly discharged with bad paper. Before law school, she was a Co-Founder and Executive Director of CitySeed, a nationally recognized, community-based non-profit located in New Haven. During her tenure, CitySeed was honored by USA Today and USDA for enabling Food Stamp recipients to access local, healthy food at CitySeed’s farmers’ markets, which were also featured in The New York Times. Jennifer has written and presented on social entrepreneurship, economic development, and related policy initiatives. She has served in the positions of Chair of the New Haven Food Policy Council and President of CitySeed, as well as on the boards of Connecticut Farmland Trust, the Yale Club of New Haven, and YLS’s Early Learning Center.


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