Jen Parke has worked alongside young people and as a senior manager in a wide range of settings including Juvenile Justice, youth homelessness, counseling, and youth development and leadership. She has a Social Science degree and graduate diplomas in Counselling and Mediation. Jen has facilitated youth reference and advisory groups in the University and Out of Home Care sectors. She also has a bush regeneration and horticulture background and knows the power of reconnecting with nature to reconnect with yourself.
Jen is passionate about supporting young people to be heard, and to have meaningful, genuine opportunities for participation in systems and decisions that affect their lives.