A veteran lawyer with a master’s degree in climate change from the Australian National University, Jenny Ramos left her hometown of Pagadian City in Mindanao to study at the University of Santo Tomas, graduating in 1995, where she briefly joined the administration of then-president Fidel Ramos.
She proceeded to take up her Law degree at the Ateneo de Davao University until the year 2000, when she became the Mindanao area manager of the Environmental Legal Assistance Center, an environmental non-government organization committed to helping communities uphold their constitutional right to a healthful and balanced ecology.
While in Sarangani, Jenny taught part-time at the Mindanao State University’s General Santos City before becoming Sarangani's provincial legal officer. Her environmental justice advocacy continued when she joined the Balay Alternative Legal Advocates for Development in Mindanaw (BALAOD Mindanaw) as its senior legal officer.
Jenny was active in litigation from 2008 to 2013 and as a consultant for legal and sustainability issues. She is also a member of the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW).