Jennifer is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She moved to the Orlando, Florida area in 1995, after earning her B.A. degree at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. Upon moving to Orlando, she worked for a number of years with Orange County Public Schools as a teacher.She has been employed full-time with the University of Central Florida for 14 years. Thirteen of those years have been spent in service to the UCF College of Business Administration, and one year was spent in service with the UCF Procurement Department. Jennifer has also worked additional part-time assignments with the UCF Library as an Adjunct Reference Librarian, and the College of Business Administration, Management Department as an adjunct undergraduate instructor.

Jennifer earned her M.A. degree from the University of South Florida in 2009, and her M.S.M. Degree from the University of Central Florida, College of Business Administration in 2016. She has recently joined the College of Business Administration Office of Graduate Programs, as the Assistant Director of Operations. Her previous assignments with the College of Business Administration were in the DeVos Sport Business Management Program, and the Management Department.