Jennifer grew up in Sunnyvale, California. She has a Master’s degree in Urban & Environmental Policy from Tufts University and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz. After she graduated from UC Santa Cruz, she spent two years as an Environmental Education Volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic. She returned to attend graduate school in 1995 and spent a few years in Washington, DC working for environmental nonprofits. She has also taught 3rd grade, summer science & language arts camps and tutored elementary school students in reading, writing and math.
In 2014, Jennifer self-published her first memoir titled Never Give Up: Buddhism, Family & Schizophrenia. She is working on revising the memoir for a future publication date and has started a second memoir based on her experience as a Peace Corps volunteer.
She also enjoys photography, writing children’s stories, Buddhist chanting, and soccer.
September 13, 2017