Jenica is 31 years of age. She was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick and currently is residing in Rusagonis where she has lived for over 21 years. Jenica holds a Masters Degree in Education and a BA in History, Political Science from the University of New Brunswick. She has worked in the Education field for the past 8 years, first as a tutor, education assistant, and supply teacher, then as a Teacher, First Nations Resource, Cultural Transition Coordinator and Lead in the Anglophone West School District. She is dedicated to improving the education system and ensuring all voices are heard.
Jenica has two young sons, Tye and Ben. She married her high school sweetheart who is an elected Band Councillor for Oromocto First Nation working in Economic Development. Jenica is very passionate about community and sports, playing hockey as a goaltender since her days at Oromocto High School. She continues to play on the Oromocto Senior Women’s Eagles team. She also coaches and encourages youth to get out and get involved. Her political interests are derived largely from family influences. Her father Bob Powell is the Mayor of Oromocto. She is a very active community volunteer, including summer games, and various cultural events and initiatives.
She is a problem solver, a team player, and a hard worker. She believes in balanced government with multiple perspectives working together to move us all forward. She wants to be part of the solution – part of New Brunswick’s prosperous future.