Jinél completed her first year of a BA (International Commerce) studying Law, Logistics and International Relations at ITESO Jesuit University in Guadalajara, Mexico. Jinél returned to South Africa and completed a B. Comm. (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) and BA Honours Degree (Development Studies) at the University of the Witwatersrand. Jinél is currently completing her Masters Degree in Development Studies. As a result of her time in Mexico, Jinél is fluent in Spanish. She is also fluent in English and is familiar with French and Italian. As the Head of the Bredenkamp Foreign Department, she manages the prosecution of trademarks, patents and registered designs throughout Africa and internationally for local and foreign clients.