Janet Matthews Nelson received her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Utah and her master’s degree in Mathematics Education from Hunter College (City University of New York). She raised her four children in Brooklyn, New York, and taught mathematics in secondary schools in Orem and New York City. She served on the Young Women’s Board of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 2014-2018 while living in Brooklyn, NY and Frankfurt, Germany. While she and her husband were living in Germany, she worked with refugees who had come from Afghanistan, Syria, and Pakistan, tutoring them in German, mathematics, and English. When she moved to Salt Lake City in 2020, she continued to volunteer as a mathematics tutor to local refugees. In July 2022 she was appointed Senior Fellow of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, together with her husband, Jeff, after affiliating with the Center for more than 15 years.