About me

Photo Jennifer Chin

My Roots and Journey back to Grand Island to where I started

I am a Grand Island Senior High School graduate who returned to Grand Island several years ago because of her love of the community and all it offers. I am a VP, Creative Director at FCB Health, a healthcare advertising agency, and work 100% remotely from my home office here on Grand Island. After graduating from GIHS, I earned a BS in biology and psychology and a MS in psychology, with a focus on biopsychology. Together with my husband John, we have raised two children, Emma and Matthew, both of whom have obtained advanced degrees. Emma earned her MA in art education and is a high school art teacher in Baltimore, MD and Matthew received his MS in mechanical engineering.

Past Educational Experience ranging from writer’s room coach to PTA Health and Wellness Liaison fighting bullying

I contributed to public schools in the past, serving as a volunteer writing coach at the elementary, middle, and high school level over several years as part of a program called The Writers Room. In addition, while serving as a PTA Health and Wellness liaison in Montclair, NJ, I attended a state bullying prevention training class and actively participated in bullying prevention workshops for the school district, helping to shape the district program. I also helped to execute several health and fitness initiatives in the schools while serving as a liaison. In my spare time, I enjoy walking to stay fit as well as boating and kayaking on the Niagara.

Principles and Pathway to Student Success lies in ensuring access to all in a fiscally responsible manner by supporting staff and faculty to achieve physical and mental fitness

I am a firm believer in the value of education and attribute my success to the excellent education I received here in the Grand Island schools. As a School Board trustee, I want to help ensure that our current and future students can say the same as adults, that GI schools provided them with the solid foundation that launched them into successful, fulfilling careers. If elected, I hope to do so by:

  • Ensuring program accessibility to all students
  • Supporting fiscally responsible budgets that enable our teachers to provide a high-quality education to our students
  • Safeguarding our students physical and mental health through continued support of current programs and expansion to address issues such as bullying