Jennifer Ananda

Jennifer Ananda
Vice Mayor

(785) 840-8255


Jennifer Ananda has lived in Lawrence since 2000. Jennifer received her bachelor’s degree, master’s degree in social welfare, and law degree from the University of Kansas. Jennifer worked at the Merc Co+op, the Lawrence Public Library, and served on several boards during her time in school. Jennifer went from law school to work at the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence doing facilitation and community organizing. After leaving the coalition, Jennifer opened a law practice with Boog Highberger, where she practiced civil and criminal litigation and immigration law. After doing litigation at the coalition for two years, Jennifer went to KU as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Policy Specialist. In 2018, Jennifer became the Title IX Coordinator at Emporia State University. Jennifer was elected to the Lawrence City Commission in 2017.