Jennifer Benson, FoundHER

Jennifer is a recent graduate of the University of Colorado Law School. She plans to pursue a career in food and agriculture law and policy.

At Colorado Law, Jennifer is the Managing Editor of the Colorado Law Review where her research has focused on racial and gender inequity in the agriculture industry. She has worked for Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the National Young Farmers Coalition. She also served on the boards of the CU Women’s Law Caucus and the Colorado Women’s Bar Association. Before law school, Jennifer completed a Masters of Education at Stephens College and worked as a high school guidance counselor and dance coach in rural Missouri.

When she gets a break from law school, Jennifer enjoys taking dance classes, singing karaoke, drinking wine, and exploring Boulder with her bulldog.



Jordan is a recent graduate of the University of Colorado Law School. Jordan is excited to join Messner Reeves LLP after the bar exam in July. 

During law school, Jordan served as a judicial intern for the Honorable John L. Kane on the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. She has also enjoyed serving on the Women's Law Caucus executive board, responsible for the mentorship and community engagement programs.

In addition to being passionate about women's rights, Jordan also loves ballet, yoga, hiking, and puppies.

Jordan holds her B.A. from Emory University and expects to graduate from the University of Colorado School of Law in 2018.

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Samantha Byrne, Communications DirectHER

Samantha is a second-year Masters student in Public Policy with the Center for New Directions in Politics & Public Policy at the University of Colorado - Denver. She also serves as the Assistant Town Administrator for a small, quickly growing community in northeastern Colorado. 

Samantha specializes in Land Use Policy and Development Planning and has a passion for Public Land Protection and the Dark Night Sky Initiative. 

In a former life, she had a career in B2B digital marketing and project management and is excited to flex her skills for such an important and exciting organization! 

Samantha holds her B.A. from the University of Missouri - Columbia in Political Science, Communications and Sociology and expects to wrap up her Masters Thesis Spring 2018. 

She enjoys spending her free time outside; running or hiking, singing (very loudly) in the car or just daydreaming over every Colorado sunset.