Jennifer Carroll Foy
Jennifer Carroll Foy ran for - and won - a seat in Virginia’s House of Delegates in 2017 while pregnant with twins.
"I knocked on thousands of doors, met the same standards [of other politicians] and just stayed focused," she told Governing.com. "But I did it with swollen ankles and two lives inside of me."
Carroll Foy is a criminal defense attorney representing some of Virginia’s most vulnerable citizens, the indigent and the mentally ill, in a broad range of criminal matters. She is also an adjunct professor of criminal law at Northern Virginia Community College.
She was a member of the third class of female cadets to attend the Virginia Military Institute, a historically all-male college.
Shortly after VMI, she attended Virginia State University for her master’s degree where she graduated with honors. She was an adjunct professor at the Virginia State University briefly before enrolling at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA, on a full academic scholarship.
After a few years practicing in Los Angeles, Carroll Foy returned to Virginia, where she opened her own law practice.
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