Jenny Brooks

Assistant Jenny Brooks graduated from Macalester College in 2016. With a degree in International Studies, and a history of travel in Europe, Asia, and Africa, she has a wide understanding of global issues affecting our clients and their lives. Similarly, her study of gender and sexuality-based issues makes Jenny a valuable asset for Aust Schmiechen’s LGBT clients.

Jenny is also fluent in Spanish. She spent five months living abroad in Spain, has volunteered as a translator for Advocates for Human Rights, and has taught English classes to immigrant adults at CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio) in Minneapolis. She loves translating documents and learning new regional phrases and words from clients.

Jenny assists the office by answering phones, communicating directly with clients, and putting her organizational skills to work. She also assists Brian and Malinda with case management, preparation, and filing as necessary.


Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and History, minors in Hispanic Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, 2016.


Spanish and English