Jennifer Chirola was born and raised in the lively city of Montreal to an Italian father and French-Canadian mother. She grew up in a family of five in a modest two-bedroom apartment in one of the lowest income neighbourhoods in Canada, Park Extension. Through perseverance and hard work, Jennifer became a first-generation University Graduate studying at both the University of Ottawa and McGill University in Montreal, concentrating her studies in the fields of Women Studies and Human Resources. She aspires to use her knowledge gained, along with her experience through her career in Human Resources, to help educate and inspire future younger generations of strong women. Jennifer is dedicated to demonstrating to younger women the importance of self esteem, believing in yourself, and empowerment of all women in today’s society.
From a young age, her parents instilled in her the importance of altruism and of taking care of others. As a child she was involved with a local non-profit organization, P.E.Y.O, whose main mission was to improve the lives of young families. Currently, Jennifer is involved with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Montreal organization as well as the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation. Being a strong, independent and ambitious twenty-six-year-old, Jennifer hopes to use the Miss Universe Canada platform to help her continue to help our future generations of strong and beautiful women.