Jennifer Rouse had a Bachelor of Art in English literature from Virginia Wesleyan College and an MS in sociology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Rouse has once worked as a research assistant and is now a professor of sociology at Tidewater Community College. She also owns a consulting business firm. Jennifer is the wife of City Council member Aaron Rouse who happens to represent the at large seat on the council. Jennifer do not belong to any political party now; she is competing for non-partisanship election on the Virginia Beach City Council- District 10.