Jenae Longenecker grew up in South Bend, Indiana. She graduated summa cum laude from Goshen College in 2018 with a Bachelors in History and a minor in Peace & Justice Studies. Before law school, Jenae served as an Americorps member with the Moreau College Initiative, a college-in-prison program at Westville (Ind.) Correctional Facility. During her 1L summer, Jenae worked as Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) intern in the Children & Families Practice at Legal Aid Chicago. There, she provided legal support to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. As a 2L, she will extern for the Honorable Jon DeGuilio of the Northern District of Indiana. After graduation, she plans to clerk and pursue a career in public interest law. Outside of school, Jenae enjoys art, plants, and playing board games with friends.