Leadership Profile

Jennifer Cerasa

Legal Counsel


Jennifer (Jen) Cerasa is the Legal Counsel for the UCF Foundation, Inc.

She is responsible for overseeing all Foundation legal matters and managing the gift agreements and operations related to FAIRWINDS Alumni Center. She also serves as Senior Associate General Counsel for the university.

Prior to joining UCF in 2014, Cerasa practiced local government, real estate and land use law. While at the law firm of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, she represented Florida municipalities and private developers in the acquisition, disposition and development of large-scale projects.

A first generation college graduate, she received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of South Carolina, where she graduated magna cum laude. She received her Juris Doctorate from Florida State University College of Law and was designated as a member of the Order of the Coif, the national legal honor society.

Cerasa and her husband, Mike have three children, Connor, Kennedy and Natalie, as well as two dogs and two cats.

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