Jenny has a passion for people and believes that Beanstalk Innovation provides the perfect vehicle to assist people to explore and develop their passions in the food industry. Beanstalk Innovation has an opportunity to ‘make a difference’ and help those in positions of vulnerability change their outcomes.
Jenny has a Science Degree from the Australian National University (86) and a Graduate Diploma of Education from James Cook University (90).
Jenny began her teaching career as a secondary science teacherat Kalkadoon High School in Mt Isa, Queensland in 1991 where she developed a passion for sustainability education. Here began a journey linking education, sustainability and issues of social justice.
She moved back to Geelong in 1998 and began working for Clonard College as Head of Science in 2003. Here she quickly established herself as a leader in Sustainability Education, and, along with her students won a variety of sustainability education awards and earned Clonard College the title of ‘Five Star Sustainable School’. One of her most significant achievements was the planning and running of a Youth Symposium for Jane Goodall in conjunction with the Jane Goodall Foundation. Jane spoke to over 1000 students from regional Victoria about her life’s endeavours with conservation.
Jenny also has a passion for chocolate. She studied to become a chocolatier with Bert Muller at William Angliss TAFE in Melbourne. Jenny specialised in Chocolate Truffles, supplying markets in NSW, the ACT and South Australia. Her experience gives her a unique perspective on the issues faced by food manufacturers when developing products for the Australian market.
In 2015 Jenny moved to TQMS to work for the RTO in Educational Design where she has been working with both curriculum design and learning design processes to enrich the learning of TQMS students. Jenny will continue her work in this area for Beanstalk Innovation, using her project design capabilities to construct and manage a variety of educational projects.