Martha (Tate) Jenkins is the owner and founder of Ascend Legal Writing and Research Services, LLC.
Martha was born and raised in Sheridan, Wyoming. She received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the University of Wyoming in 2010 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2017.
Since becoming a member of the Wyoming State Bar in 2017, Martha has practiced criminal law, family law, immigration law, international refugee law, and served as a Guardian Ad Litem. She was also an associate attorney for a civil litigation firm where she worked on an array of cases involving employment law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, contracts, partnership dissolution, and personal injury law. Martha recently returned home from a rural village in Tanzania where she worked as a Refugee Resettlement Officer for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and currently works as the University of Wyoming College of Law's International Human Rights Golten Fellow.
Martha's legal research and writing career began her first year of law school when she received a scholarship to work as the Oceans Corporate Research Intern for Greenpeace Southeast Asia in Bangkok, Thailand. During her time in Thailand, she conducted extensive research into the issue of slave labor in the Thai fishing industry.
The breadth of Martha's legal practice has cultivated her strong legal research and writing abilities as well as an enthusiasm to dive headfirst into new, legal challenges.
In her free time, Martha serves on the board of the Wyoming Wilderness Association, and has volunteered as a pro-bono attorney to refugees seeking asylum in the U.S.