Jen works in policy and research for the NTEU. He completed a PhD in sociology in 2013 and is an Honourary Research Fellow at the University of Queensland. He is preparing his thesis for publication with Brill.
Shinen works in public health and adult education. He has a B.A in Gender Studies from Dartmouth College, USA and a G.Dip in Buddhist Studies from the University of Sydney. He is currently undertaking a Masters of Education in Adult Learning at Monash University.