Jolynn received her B.A. in English from Columbia University in 1989, and her J.D. and M.A. in WomenÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚Â™s Studies from Duke Law School and Duke University in 1993. Prior to working for Intel, Jolynn clerked for Judge Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1993-94), the Solicitor GeneralÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚Â™s Office in the U.S. Department of Justice (1994-95), and Judge W. Earl Britt in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina (1998-2007). She has also practiced at law firms in Washington, D.C. and North Carolina, and she has taught Family Law at Duke Law School and Legal Writing at UNC School of Law.