Jennifer Blum ’88Jennifer Blum is an attorney who in 2019 founded Blum Higher Education Advising, a law and policy firm that is focused on higher education and that aims to counsel clients on how to navigate the complexities of higher education law, to create best practices for serving students, and to drive new policies that support continued accountability and innovations in higher education. She previously served as senior vice president of government relations at Laureate Education Inc., a global higher education company. Prior to joining Laureate, Blum was in private practice focused on public policy and administrative law, including 11 years at the law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath (now Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath), where she was vice chair of the government and regulatory affairs group and a partner in the firm’s higher education practice. In 2020, she was appointed to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) for a six-year term.

Blum earned a B.A. in political science from Trinity and a J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America.

She and husband Paul Weinschenk live in Arlington, Virginia, and have two adult sons.