Jennifer Rouse earned a BA in English literature from Virginia Wesleyan College and an MS in sociology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Rouse has worked as a research assistant and is currently a professor of sociology at Tidewater Community College. She also currently owns a consulting business . Rouse is the wife of city council member Aaron Rouse, who represents an at-large seat on the council but is not seeking reelection .
Rouse supports the new Virginia Beach district system, believing it creates a city council with more localized representation . She wants to make decisions based mainly on the interests of the local community .
Rouse wants to make Virginia Beach more inclusive .
Rouse wants to teach students about the community through the City Council position .
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