Jenny Kraska grew up in Prior Lake, Minn., a suburb of Minneapolis. She attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., where she graduated with a double major in Catholic studies and theology with a minor in Latin. She continued her graduate studies at St. Thomas where she earned her doctor of law degree and a master's degree in Catholic studies. Kraska worked as a research attorney for Thompson West Publishing before moving here in 2006 to join the Colorado Catholic Conference, the state level, public policy agency of the Church jointly operated by the three Catholic dioceses in the state. In 2007 Jenny became the Executive Director of the Colorado Catholic Conference. Jenny serves as President of the National Association of State Catholic Conference Directors, a Consulter to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Catholic Education, a member of the Federal Assistance Advisory Commission and a board member of Catholic Rural Life and serves as a Consulter to the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.