Jenell grew up in Pearl, Mississippi. She is a 2010 and 2012 graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi where she obtained a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Public Health degree respectively. From 2013 to 2018 Jenell worked as an Analyst for a joint standing committee of the Mississippi Legislature. After that, Jenell went on to serve as the Director of Development for the PEARSON Foundation, a faith-based non-profit organization that provides in-school mentoring, after-school tutoring, and a summer reading program for historically underserved communities in Pearl, MS.
While she still devotes part of her time to the work of the PEARSON Foundation, Jenell began working for AAM in 2020. As the Content and Communications Assistant, Jenell helps develop and deliver material consistent with AAM’s message.
Jenell, her husband Cyril, and their 2 daughters, Aria and Elise, recently moved to Washington, DC so that Cyril could plant Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) on the campus of Howard University. They attend Grace Mosaic PCA in northeast DC.